Is the BBC trying to silence the Green Party?
Party political broadcasts give political parties the opportunity to come into your homes and speak to you. To tell you what they stand for and let you know what they’re up to.
The BBC has decided that the Green Party isn’t going to get a single one this year.
UKIP is getting three.
They are the only party with an MP that is not being given the chance to be heard on national television. You don’t need to be a Green to think that’s not quite right.
The BBC tried to keep treen Party out of the Leaders’ Debates prior to the 2015 General Election. Green Party Members and supporters said NO! 79% of the general public said NO! Even David Cameron said NO!
Their leader, Natalie Bennett, joined the leaders of the other parties on television – signifying our emergence as a major party.
This year, the BBC has decided that UKIP and the Lib Dems get three Party Political Broadcasts each, whilst the Greens get none. This is despite that fact that in the last year, their Membership has quadrupled. They are the third largest national party and now a larger party than the Liberal Democrats or UKIP.
Due to the decision of the BBC, over 1 million people will not be given the opportunity to hear from the party they voted for in the General Election.