BBC performs U-turn by hiring radio presenter Matthew Stadlen

BBC performs sudden U-turn after hiring anti-Boris Johnson radio presenter Matthew Stadlen who suggested people should vote Labour

  • Former LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen told Twitter he would join Radio 5 Live  
  • BBC said it had ‘offered him some temporary work’ but ‘our plans have changed’  
  • A Government figure told Guido Fawkes his posts were ‘nakedly partisan’
  • The BBC last night performed a U-turn after it emerged a presenter they had hired had suggested that people should vote Labour and had repeatedly attacked the Prime Minister.

    Former LBC presenter Matthew Stadlen revealed on social media that he was joining Radio 5 Live as a ‘stand-in’ presenter.

    But it then emerged Mr Stadlen had repeatedly attacked the Government and Boris Johnson on social media and suggested the Tories should be ‘voted out’.

    Matthew Stadlen, 42 has worked for LBC for six years and his father is Sir Nicholas Stadlen, a High Court judge

     Matthew Stadlen, 42 has worked for LBC for six years and his father is Sir Nicholas Stadlen, a High Court judge

    When the Twitter posts were raised with the BBC last night, the corporation said it had ‘offered him some temporary work’ but ‘our plans have changed for now’. In a recent tweet, Mr Stadlen said: ‘Boris Johnson and Nadine Dorries are both unfit to govern.’ In another he said it was ‘difficult to decide who is less trustworthy out of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove’.

    He also described the PM as a ‘lying law-breaker’ and when asked who else people should vote for, he replied ‘Labour’.

    A Government figure told political website Guido Fawkes that the posts showed Mr Stadlen did not just hold ‘private political views’ but was ‘nakedly partisan’.