A UKIP MEP has hit out at the BBC for spending licence-payers’ money on a spoof comedy show aimed at mocking the majority of the British people who voted for Brexit.
Steve Coogan’s inept character Alan Partridge is returning to the small screen next year as “the voice of hard Brexit” with his own spoof radio show.
Coogan said the easily-led presenter would be a natural Brexiteer, having voted to leave the EU “because the Daily Mail told him to”.
But West Midlands MEP James Carver condemned the BBC for planning the new series which he slammed as a “blatant attempt to belittle all those millions of people who voted for Brexit, by making out they did not understand what they were voting for."
He added: “Licence-payers’ money should not be spent belittling the will of the British people, least of all during the Brexit negotiations.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for satire, and everyone is entitled to a viewpoint, but our public service broadcaster should not be used as a vehicle for rubbishing the valid opinion and democratic decision of our electorate.
“Is this another indication that the luvvies at BBC programming are at odds with the majority of licence-payers who, of course, pay their salaries?
“This series has not even been written yet and I urge the BBC to abandon it now.”