- Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Warsi's tale was the subject of the World Service's history strand, Witness, yesterday. She came across as a kind, likeable and thoughtful woman, not lacking in conviction, but there was not as hint of the current travails of that cesspit of a party of hers.
That begs a couple of questions. Was I not listening closely enough? Was the tories' present howling racism and Islamophobia not considered a relevant topic even though Witness regularly contextualises their stories with the present day outcomes? Or was an editorial decision made to deliberately skirt the issue?
The World Service has been an oasis of calm and balance, and especially since the party of the absurdly-named Cleverly seized the rudder. But, the dial seems to have shifted in the last month and markedly so.
The Brexit pack are all over the business programming and the weekday breakfast show is showing an unusual keenness to talk up the sunlit uplands promised by No Deal.
It's a worry, especially as the World Service is where the BBC is increasingly sending the kids to cut their teeth.