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More than 70 MPs accuse the BBC of bias in its Brexit coverage

City AM logo City AM 21/03/2017 Julian Harris
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A group of more than 70 MPs have published a letter to the BBC’s director general attacking the broadcaster’s Brexit coverage.

“It particularly pains us to see how so much of the good economic news we’ve has since [the] June [referendum] has been skewed by BBC coverage which seems unable to break out of pre-referendum pessimism,” the letter says.

Most of the letter’s signatories are Conservative MPs. They are joined by Labour MPs Kate Hoey, Kelvin Hopkins and Graham Stringer, along with eight MPs from the DUP, Ukip’s Douglas Carswell, and four Lords.

It says the BBC has misrepresented the UK “as either xenophobic or regretful of the Leave vote”.

Responding to the letter, a BBC spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph: “The BBC is covering the political and financial events following the referendum vote in a responsible and impartial way.”


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