By Craig Murray:
There was a brief moment of truth on Sky News this morning (9th May),
where there was a brief discussion of disquiet among journalists that
Theresa May will only take questions that have been pre-vetted and
selected in advance by the Tory Party. The Sky reporter even gave the
detail that the journalists are not allowed to hold the microphone,
which is controlled by a Tory Party functionary so it can be switched
off if the journalist strays from the script.
This has been the case right from the start, something I highlighted a few days ago.
But the overall treatment on Sky was that this was not really
important, and was simply a matter of ensuring “fairness” in
distributing questions between journalists.
This is a desperate situation. I do not know any genuine
democracy in the world which would accept this. I have just spent two
months in Ghana, where there would be a commendable roar of outrage if
the President tried to limit what questions can be asked of him – and he
would never dream of doing so. Nowhere in the European Union, not even
in authoritarian Hungary, are journalists’ questions pre-vetted.