‘You all talk rubbish’: BBC Newsnight descends into chaos during fiery clash on Brexit [1 min] 12/05/2023
Last night's episode of Newsnight (11 May), left viewers open-mouthed after Alastair Campbell and Victoria Derbyshire seemingly got into a stand-off over Brexit. / “Sorry, you bring these people on, you never challenge them, you let them talk utter rubbish about Brexit and it’s happened on the BBC for year after year after year”, blasted.
“You bring Brexiters on, you never challenge them. You let them talk utter rubbish about Brexit. Year after year after year.”
BBC editor ordered news chief not to interrogate Vote Leave’s £350 million Brexit bus campaign 11/05/2023
Sir Robbie Gibb said the inflated £350 million figure "was not a lie at all", adding that it is "just campaigning".
CULTURE Secretary Michelle Donelan has defended BBC board member Robbie Gibb for telling journalists not to cast Brexit in a “negative light”.
"Good to see the BBC wading into the fray at last, now that the damage it's causing is too great to conceal", one person said.
Emily Maitlis Claims BBC's 'Both-Sideism' Over Brexit Led To 'Superficial Balance' [1 min] 25/08/2022
Ex-BBC journalist also argued the media failing to tackle the impact of leaving the EU “feels like a conspiracy against the British people”. / Emily Maitlis has criticised the BBC for “both-sideism” in its coverage of Brexit – suggesting its attempts to hear both sides of the argument led to “superficial balance”.
Emily Maitlis has been widely praised for her criticism of the BBC's coverage of Brexit. / “It might take our producers five minutes to find 60 economists who feared Brexit and five hours to find a sole voice who espoused it," she said. “But by the time we went on air we simply had one of each; we presented this unequal effort to our audience as balance. It wasn’t.”
Recalling Newsnight's coverage, Maitlis said: "It might take our producers five minutes to find 60 economists who feared Brexit and five hours to find a sole voice who espoused it. But by the time we went on air we simply had one of each; we presented this unequal effort to our audience as balance. It wasn't."
FORMER BBC journalist Jon Sopel has said the BBC “ducked” reporting on the full consequences of Brexit after it was accused of having a bias in favour of the UK staying in the EU.
Boris Johnson victory at next election would be ‘disaster’ for Tories and Britain, says former party chair 21/06/2022
Under current PM, government is not Conservative but English Nationalist, says Chris Patten.
BBC Scotland has broken its silence as the questions around its policy of reporting on Brexit mount. / The broadcaster has come under fire in recent days after it aired an interview with the president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland, Martin Kennedy.
PRESSURE is mounting on the BBC after the broadcaster was accused of editing out a reference to Brexit in a clip about food shortages.
‘BBC policy on Brexit is not impartial’ 29/07/2018
Why is the BBC giving so much time to hardline Brexiteers, asks journalist Raymond Snoddy.
‘People should know the truth about Brexit’: Businesswoman speaks out after controversial BBC edit 18/09/2021
"Brexit is very damaging to this country and it is only going to get worse," she said.
The price of a container of imported fish has jumped by £11,000 - just don't mention the B word!
The London bureau chief for Germany’s public broadcaster reflects on Britain’s government.
THE BBC has come under fire after a Question Time audience member said the Royal Navy’s only mistake in the Jersey fishing row was “not sinking the ships”.
Brexit-backer Arron Banks repeatedly denied that Leave.EU appealed to National Front supporters – in a bid to get the BBC to drop an investigation
For some weeks the British government has been planning a “shock and awe” campaign to warn British businesses that they have less than six months to prepare for Brexit; but the EU has beaten them to it.
The Johnson-Cummings war on the civil service is very troubling. It looks like the start of a rolling coup against institutions 29/06/2020
The corruption of constitutional order can happen very quickly and reversing it can take a very long time and at huge cost.
Dominic Cummings’ think tank called for ‘end of BBC in current form’ and creation of Fox News equivalent in UK 22/01/2020
New Frontiers Foundation blog described public broadcaster as ‘mortal enemy’, internet archive reveals.
Brexit will crash and burn – and when it does, Labour needs to hold the Tories responsible 09/01/2020
Our fundamental values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under direct threat. The next election has to produce a different outcome, and we'll get it by holding the prime minister accountable
John Sweeney complains to Ofcom over BBC News failure to broadcast investigations [on far right, Russia and Brexit] 25/11/2019
Former Newsnight journalist John Sweeney has called for Ofcom to carry out an investigation into BBC News over its failure to broadcast reports on the “far-right, Russia and Brexit”.
John Sweeney, a BBC investigative reporter, has turned whistleblower and filed a complaint against the corporation with Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog.