I think maybe the #UKStorm tag needs to be rethought. Maybe #SouthStorm #SWStorm.
I’m sure that the storm is pretty bad and I’m sure that we’ll get battered by the weather some other time, but it is things like this that shows the BBC bias towards London & the South. All that is on national news this morning are stories about #UKStorm. Including a BBC reporter stood on the beach at Brighton saying people have been waned to stay away from the sea, as he had to take 3 side steps up the beach to miss a wave..
If this were happening in some other part of the country or Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, there would be the contractual short piece about it on the national news then it would be left in the hands of the BBC Regional news. Because London is in the path of the storm the BBC assume that it is national news and that is all we want to see and hear about.
They did the same thing when it snowed in London a couple of years ago.