The BBC’s Brexit coverage is fatally devoid of context and balance

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Consumers of the BBC’s news output have been assailed in recent days with stories about the looming calamity of a no-deal Brexit. From the morning Today programme on Radio 4 yesterday and then throughout the day on the news channel, the broadcaster’s reporters and specialists conjured up a picture of a country ravaged by food shortages and struggling to obtain vital medicines.

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Larry Summers, a former US trade secretary, was given top billing this week for saying that a deal between the UK and the US was virtually impossible and that if it did happen it would be to Britain’s great disadvantage. Less prominence was given to coverage of the 45 Republican senators who have pledged all the help they…

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The BBC’s Brexit coverage is fatally devoid of context and balance

Consumers of the BBC’s news output have been assailed in recent days with stories about the looming calamity of a no-deal Brexit. From the morning Today programme on Radio 4 yesterday and then throughout the day on the news channel, the broadcaster’s reporters and specialists conjured up a picture of a country ravaged by food shortages and struggling to obtain vital medicines.

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