THE Green Party appealed yesterday against the BBC’s decision not to give it any TV airtime in the run-up to May’s elections.
Green chief executive Nick Martin has written to BBC director general Tony Hall to complain about the party’s broadcast blackout.
He labelled it “manifestly unfair” given that the party had doubled its support since 2008, while the Lib Dems have been gifted three party political broadcasts despite their support falling by half over the same period.
Green leader Natalie Bennett said BBC bosses had “failed to recognise the direction of travel in British politics.
“These proposals fail to recognise that, increasingly, people are rejecting the Westminster status quo and want to hear more about Green values and policies,” she stormed.
A BBC spokesman confirmed that it had received an appeal from the Greens, adding: “There is now a formal process to hear their arguments.”