Friday, 1 October 2010

Ed Miliband tells unions not to black-out Cameron

BBC News is reporting that Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has urged BBC staff, which include NUJ members, not to go ahead with a planned strike over the pensions dispute next week during the Conservative Party conference.

The 48-hour strike will include the day of David Cameron's keynote speech. Miliband is quoted as saying that inthe "interests of impartiality and fairness" the Prime Minister's speech should be broadcast on TV and radio.

"Whatever the rights and wrongs of the dispute, they should not be blacking out the prime minister's speech," Miliband said. "My speech was seen and heard on the BBC and in the interests of impartiality and fairness, so the Prime Minister's should be."

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