“You’re not working for Murdoch” – Dennis Skinner vs. the BBC

14th September, 2015 3:48 pm

Dennis Skinner Emily Maitlis BBC

Dennis Skinner laid into BBC journalist Emily Maitlis on College Green earlier today, after feeling he had been misrepresented by her summary of their interview.

In a piece to camera, Maitlis reported that: “Dennis Skinner has said that he has not been approached for a job by Jeremy Corbyn and would not take a job by Jeremy Corbyn – a line that he has held consistently.”

However, firebrand Skinner was unhappy with what he felt were unfair implications in what she had said and, as he was stood next to Maitlis, decided to make his feelings known, telling Maitlis that he had “told Jeremy Corbyn beforehand”.

Moments later, as Maitlis defended herself, Corbyn said:

“It’s time that you got real, and you understood that you’re not working for Murdoch at the BBC. Because you seem to be following the same pack.”

You can watch the full clip here:

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