Apparently the Home Office has spent close to a million pounds of taxpayers money funding an ITV documentary called "Beat: Life on the Street" which was all about
Now some might say that PSCOs are good, and that the documentaries were of value. However, there is a world of difference between a documentary made by a commercial outfit, and one that is essentially made by the Government to promote their policies and simultaneously fails to declare that they are involved. There is only one name for that, propaganda.
This represents a massive breach of broadcasting regulations. The report goes on to say that the Government even had a level of secondary editorial control so that they could change the terminology and language used in the films. At a time when trust in politics as well as the media is so low, this sort of news will just feed further into that cynicism.
In effect what we're actually talking about is the Labour Party using taxpayers money to produce it's own propaganda to promote it's own policies and work itself around the regulations that exist to ensure that it is clear what is and what is not political output.