Brexiteers take on Project Fear as Gove launches team to reject scaremongering

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The new unit could issue tweets and directly communicate with stakeholders and businesses through factual blogs to counter incorrect news stories. Cabinet Office civil servants will run the new unit which will ensure businesses will not be affected by fake news. The new unit has been put into place after a series of negative stories about a no deal Brexit which has caused chaos among businesses. 

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Senior government officials have also become infuriated by the BBC after a recent Newsnight programme. 

The show claimed 45,000 cows could be killed in Northern Ireland if higher tariffs were applied. 

But the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) slammed the claims, confirming it was not something the Government was planning for in the event of a no deal Brexit. 

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The outburst resulted in a determined response from the BBC, who added coverage of Britain’s EU departure has so far been impartial. 

A spokesman said: “We’ll continue to cover Brexit impartially. 

“Our report was extremely clear that the industry figures who spoke to Newsnight were warning that a cull of dairy cows could happen in Northern Ireland as a result of higher tariffs on milk due to a no deal Brexit, not that there are actually plans in place to do so.” 

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Speaking to the Telegraph, an insider said: “The purpose is to ensure the public and businesses are not being alarmed by scare stories or falsehoods.

“It’s important that people prepare for no deal based on actual facts.” 

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Brexiteers take on Project Fear as Gove launches team to reject scaremongering

The new unit could issue tweets and directly communicate with stakeholders and businesses through factual blogs to counter incorrect news stories.Cabinet Office civil servants will run the new unit which will ensure businesses will not be affected by fake news.The new unit has been put into place after a series of negative stories about a no deal Brexit which has caused chaos among businesses.

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