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The BBCs definition of the term 'hard left' and 'far left'

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I notice that many of your political commentators and presenters use the term 'hard left' or 'extreme left' or 'far left' when referencing Jeremy Corbyn's standing or his supporters in the Labour party.

Could you please tell me the following;

(1) What definition of the above used terms are the BBC using (as in how does the BBC define those terms/words)?

(2) Once the BBC has described those terms/words set out in part 1, what criteria is being used for the BBC to label that term to Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Deans

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Philip Deans

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email. Your request was received
on 20/01/2018.  We will deal with your request as promptly as possible,
and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about
your request, please contact us at the address below.

 

The reference number for your request is RFI20180118.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

                                                                                              

[1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

Tel: 020 8008 2882

 

 

 

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Philip Deans

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20180118.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

[1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

Tel: 020 8008 2882

[3]cid:image001.png@01D2EE68.C9C0F040

 

 

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