Dispatches Momentum Channel 4 Documentary Slammed Over Claims Of Production Company’s ‘Bias’

A senior member of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, formerly Socialist Organiser – a group banned by Labour in 1990 at the height of its entryist crisis – even implied MPs were involved in the documentary. 

Editor of the groups’ newspaper Cathy Nugent wrote on Sunday: “We haven’t seen the film but we believe it is a grubby hack-job at the service of Tom Watson, the Labour Party bureaucracy and those Labour MPs who started plotting to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn almost as soon as he got the keys to the Leader’s office.”

Responding to the allegations, a Channel 4 spokesperson responding on behalf of Films of Record told HuffPost UK: “Channel 4 has a remit to deliver high quality news and current affairs, and a track record for investigative journalism and holding those in power to account.

“Films of Record is an award winning and experienced producer of high quality current affairs programming. The content is a product of unbiased journalism.

“The Battle For Labour is a vital piece of investigative journalism, on an issue of critical national importance to everyone in the UK particularly in a period of political flux.”

It comes after Momentum accused the investigation team behind Monday night’s programme of exploiting its “enthusiastic and young activists”, and airing allegations that are “slurs or matters of opinion”. Both the allegations have been denied by Channel 4.


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