The ‘mood box’ vox pop of the BBC’s Daily Politics show has long been a source of deep frustration to supporters of Labour and its direction under Jeremy Corbyn, who feel that it is typically slanted very much toward presenting the Tory/Establishment/right-wing narrative.
However, even this BBC feature was unable to avoid the sense – however unscientific – of a serious shift in the mood and voting intentions of the nation when it went out onto the streets of Birmingham to ask people about the Tories’ ‘dementia tax’, who can be trusted to run the country and keep their promises, as this video (courtesy of @EL4C) shows:
The ‘mood box’ is not, of course, scientific. But the main significance is in the source. This is so far away from the usual collection of specially-hunted out anti-Labour voices that the BBC delights in bringing us that the mere fact of its existence suggests…
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