'The BBC has been condemned for allowing Hollywood actress Samantha Morton to deliver a string of Left-wing rants on its flagship programme The One Show.
Tory MPs and historians are furious that the Minority Report star was unchallenged over her claim that British mothers are being forced into prostitution because of ‘Victorian-style’ poverty caused by Government policies.
Morton delivered her anti-Tory diatribe on Friday’s edition of the live programme, which regularly draws up to three million viewers.
She said: ‘With the benefits changing to Universal Credit and single parents being penalised by this Government, and the Coalition government before, people that have literally nothing, nobody to turn to, are sadly going into sex work to literally just feed the kids or pay the rent.’
Morton, 41, who was on the show to plug her upcoming Channel 4 drama, I Am Kirsty, went on to criticise ‘all the cutbacks’ which she claimed had forced the closure of children’s homes, women’s refuges and Sure Start daycare centres across the country.
She added: ‘That level of abject poverty – like Victorian England we are talking – what are women forced to do?’
The mother of three, who grew up in the care system, then launched an attack on Margaret Thatcher and her government’s policies while talking about her childhood.
Neither regular host Alex Jones nor Friday night’s guest presenter Peter Andre challenged the star about her comments.
Tory MP Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, last night urged the BBC to review its guidelines. He said: ‘The BBC needs to be very careful with magazine programmes, ones where people don’t expect to see political debate.'
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