ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2004
 
IN A MONSTROUS AND ARROGANT assault on the BBC's reputation, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has asked the public broadcaster to retract its fabrications.

Despite the claims being "completely untrue" the BBC had never "clearly and visibly withdrawn this allegation".

"I simply ask... now withdraw it fully, openly and clearly," he said.