Not fans of the worm. QESB participants find it a distraction

Too much like the American system, was one reaction to the inclusion of the ‘worm’ in BBC’s challengers debates on April 18th.  While one participant called the information provided ‘interesting’ the respondents unanimously agreed they did not like its inclusion.

It was too large and too distracting in the view of those in the focus group. One participant admitted she did not understand its purpose. ‘Is it tracking their lies?’ she asked, jokingly, to the laughter of the other respondents.

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