With the Conservative party in turmoil over so-called patygate as numerous rule-breaking parties were believed to have been held at Number 10 during various stages of lockdown, the government were accused of distraction tactics.
Downing Street announced that they would abolish the BBC licence fee and freeze funding for the broadcaster by 2027.
In a tweet, Dent said: “Word of the day is ‘sparple’ (14th century): to deflect unwanted attention from one thing by making a big deal of another.”
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