The utterances of Gary Linekar with regard to government policy on its bill on asylum policy is blatant interference in democracy for two reasons: the BBC is funded by taxpayers so that Gary Linekars salary from the BBC is funded by those who pay the Licence Fee. Secondly, Gary Linekar is employed by the BBC to be a Sports presenter and he is very well qualified to do so. Using the platform of the BBC to tweet political statements is a breach of the impartiality of the BBC as well as an abuse of the privileged position he holds in the Corporation. He is not therefore a Freelance social media journalist and when he tweets he effectively represents the view of the BBC. This is out of Order and he should be sanctioned regardless of how good he is as a Football pundit.
To have Freedom of Expression one must have no alliances whatsoever, so that those reading the person's writings knows who they are dealing with, where he comes from. This applies to Gary Linekar's statement reported on the Qatar World Cup.
I am disappointed with the situation that Gary Linekar has created.
As to bias in Fiona Bruce's presentation of Question Time that I did not view, the same rule applies. Impartiality is the key word in journalism.