GEORGE Galloway has hit out at the BBC following his appearance on Question Time, saying he was set up and that David Dimbleby privately apologised to him afterwards.
The controversy centred around a question that one audience member asked about a rise in anti-Semitism in the UK.
But the question also included a reference to the MP for Bradford West bearing some responsibility for this rise, an inclusion he said that had not been agreed beforehand.
The anti-war politician said the host David Dimbleby later apologised to him for this, but it represented what he said was a set-up within the BBC.
“A lot of people are very unhappy about it as it was a set-up,” he said.
“It was very poorly chaired by a man I admire but who let himself down immensely. It showed the opposition in a very bad light and I don’t know who was advising them.
“It is defamatory and worse and it was not the question that was asked. The question that was tabled and agreed was not the question that was asked.