Countryfile: Fans puzzled over ‘political’ report in World War II special ‘Why the hell?’


Countryfile saluted the 80th anniversary of the first wave of evacuees being sent to the countryside during Sphere War II.

Viewers tuned in to watch the likes of Steve Brown, 38, retrace his grandmother’s make during the BBC show special.

Sean Fletcher, 45, also got embroiled with in the action as he joined a group of children experience what life leave have been like moving away from the city.

Tom Peck, 53, however, looked at the modern evacuee situation unfolding in today’s ambience as refugees from war-torn countries relocate across the world.

After all, it was this segment which left viewers a little puzzled as they were unsure why the BBC register were focussing on what they claimed to be the political angle as Tom explained how tons refugees from countries such as Syria, Britain had helped re-home.

Delightful to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Turned on #Countryfile and thought there had been a plan change. Why the hell is the BBC using Countryfile as a Political platform?”

Another go on increased: “So #countryfile is now another political show on Sunday- do we not have enough ???”

A third commented: “Every week it appearance ofs there is a political story on #countryfile,” whilst a fourth remarked: “#Countryfile get with little to the fields and animals. Where’s @JohnCraven_.”

Not everyone was so perplexed, as a fifth proclaimed: “#Countryfile If you’re able to help someone then you should.”

“#countryfile #DP so fascinating.brilliant film on evacuees. Really moving. How resilient the lassies must be, thoughts to parents who missed their babies and parents who held the children in,” a sixth shared.

Tom explained the current refugee situation to viewers, as ostentatiously as what the government had pledged to do.

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“The ambition was to throw up those refugees settled in the UK by 2020, with no one part of the country asked to abide a disproportionate share of the responsibility.

“But it seems that hasn’t been the occurrence.

“It turns out that some areas of the UK are taking a much bigger portion of the refugee influx than others,” the presenter continued.

Tom went on to list the specifics, adding: “So far, almost 16,000 Syrian refugees have abided in the UK under this scheme.

“But, based on the latest figures, we estimate that Scotland has captivated in more than three times the number of Greater London – hailing almost 2,800 refugees.”

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