BBC Sabotages Tories

In what is sure to create the largest media crisis for the state broadcaster since David Kelly, the BBC was caught miking hecklers at a Conservative rally at which leader Michael Howard gave a speech.

In a letter to Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news, Guy Black, the Conservatives’ director of communications, said that the “placed” hecklers shouted slogans that were “distracting and clearly hostile to the Conservative Party”.

The slogans included “Michael Howard is a liar”, “you can¬ít trust the Tories”, and “you can only trust Tony Blair”.