Listening to Labour luvvie, actor Richard Wilson, doing the narration on tonightâ€™s Channel 4 â€œdocumentaryâ€ Confessions from the Underground immediately set my alarm bells ringing. Many people on Twitter instantly spotted that this was effectively an hour long advert for RMTâ€™s Bob Crow.
It didnâ€™t take much digging around on Google to get to the bottom of it.
Narrator Richard Wilson is a committed Labour activist, see his Wikipedia entry. He is reputed to have narrated their audio manifesto for the last election and got involved in Ken Livingstoneâ€™s scaremongering around the Freedom Pass in the run up to the previous mayoral election.
The Executive Producer Peter Dale is an Associate Fellow (whatever that means) at the left-leaning thinktank IPPR. He founded TV production company Rare Day which made the film.
Producer Katherine Haywood also writes for socialist magazine Red Pepper.
Daleâ€™s company is such a congenial environment for Labour people that ex-Labour cabinet minister James Purnell took a job here when he left Parliament in 2010.
The dishonest and polemical nature of this film makes it clear that it is not a conventional documentary. The background of those involved confirms that this is propaganda. No more. No less. Consider this show part of Labour’s London election campaign.