From Jonathan Bartley at the Yes to Fairer Votes Council.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck – it’s a duck.
I can’t believe that I actually have to send you this email – but we’ve been sent an internal document from the BBC’s top brass that demands that their staff stop describing “electoral reform” as “electoral reform”.
Essentially – they’re saying that a duck is a cabbage.
The BBC was bullied into this position by the old guard rallying behind the old politics – a deliberate attempt by a cynical elite to confuse the voters with misleading and inappropriate language.
We’ve written a letter to the BBC demanding that they reverse this ridiculous decision – and as you are the heart of our campaign, Tim, I want your name to be one of the first on that letter.
Sign now – and join the campaign for a fair fight on 5 May.
Bring Back Reform
All we’re asking for is a fair debate – the status quo vs reform. That doesn’t seem like too much to ask does it?
But we’re not surprised – this is exactly the sort of thing we expected from the No Campaign. They know they don’t have a serious argument for opposing change – so all they’re left with is the same old dirty tricks and the Westminster games that got us into this mess.
But right now, we need to make sure that we can have a fair fight. This is a people powered campaign and we need you to come to our aid. Over the next few months, the BBC will have untold influence on the millions of swing voters who will decide if we win or lose. We need to make sure that they hear fair, understandable and appropriate language.
And we need your support to make that happen. Sign our letter and stand up for Yes:
Thank you. I never said that this would be easy, but change never is.
Yes to Fairer Votes Council