Alistair Williams

Alistair Williams

Finalist in the Laughing Horse new act of the year 2013 and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2013
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Comedian refuses to appear on 'anti-British' BBC

Alistair Williams takes a stance against 'bias and propaganda'

A comedian has refused to appear on the BBC because of what he sees as the broadcaster’s ‘anti-British’ agenda.

Brexit-supporting stand-up Alistair Williams says he was asked to appear on the Corporation last week to talk about the UK leaving the European Union.

But in a reply, which he posted on social media. the comic told the BBC: "Thanks for the opportunity to feature on the BBC’s Brexit coverage. However, due to the overwhelming bias and anti-British propaganda being produced by the BBC I’m [sic] afraid I would not be comfortable appearing on the network at this time.’

He signed off with a Union Flag and WWG1WGA - meaning ‘where we go one we go all’. The acronym is a motto used by supporters of  QAnon, right-wing conspiracy theory that a ‘deep state’ is plotting against President Donald Trump and his supporters. 

This weekend, Williams was also critical of the BBC for posting a clip from Horrible Histories, introduced by Nish Kumar, in which Queen Victoria learns that all her favourite ‘British things’ - including tea, sugar and cotton - come from overseas industries often built on slavery. 

Williams called it ‘disgusting brainwashing of the young to hate their country and heritage,’ adding: ‘BBC on brand here.’

The news comes as the BBC confirms a £3-a-year rise in the licence fee from April to £157.50.

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Published: 3 Feb 2020

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