JOHN BERCOW will join Sky News for its general election night coverage on December 12, but raging voters have accused the broadcaster of Remainer bias and threatened to switch over to rivals.
The former House of Commons Speaker will join host Dermot Murnaghan to give his colourful take on events as the battle for Downing Street unfolds in just under four weeks’ time. John Bercow stepped down from his position in Parliament after 10 years at the end of last month. Head of Sky News John Ryley said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming John Bercow to our general election coverage.
House of Commons Speaker for 10 years, John will bring his own authority, and no little wit to a night of high drama.”
But the decision from Sky News to bring Mr Bercow on board for the general election coverage on December 12 has infuriated the British public, who have threatened to boycott the broadcaster that night.
The public took to Twitter to accuse Sky News of Remainer bias in their recruitment of Mr Bercow.
One said: “Sky’s Remainer panel is complete, so expect an EU and Lib Dem love in on election night, and forget impartiality.”
Another commented: “One not to watch then but Bercow will be right at home in that nest of undemocratic Remainers.”
A third person wrote: “Well that’s one programme I won’t be watching. You definitely are showing your anti-Brexit bias.”
Several others said Mr Bercow joining Sky News for their coverage meant they would be forced to switch over to rival broadcasters to keep track of the latest general election updates.
One person said: “That’s most the nation watching the BBC then.
Another commented: “I won’t be watching. I watch Sky all time but no chance if he is on BBC for me that night.”