The reply I received from the BBC is posted below. My reply has been sent as follows:
Dear Mr Moss,
Thanks for your reply which fails to address the issues raised.
I know how the BBC justifies its allocation of PPBs. The effect is to place a gearing on democracy. A State funded broadcaster which sees fit to to devote part of its output to threaten its paying public hardly seems fit to be given such powers.
There can be only one basis for allocation of public broadcast time in an election in a properly functioning democracy and that would be on the basis of the total number of candidates running. Equal candidate numbers should provide equal air time.
Perhaps you will answer these specific questions: The Tuesday night programme was billed as a public debate, how could the public attend? Did any of the Mayoral candidates request to at least be part of the audience? Was consideration given to inviting such other candidates by the Corporation which presumably employs you? As my complaint was received well before the programme complained of was either prepared or aired - was any meeting or discussion held to consider inviting other Mayoral candidates either to the panel or to the audience? Do you not feel your present employment somewhat demeaning?
Later update; Predictably enough, I suppose, I received the following - Can I be bothered to continue? No, I cannot!
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