BBC hides important evidence to present rosy picture of ‘hard’ Brexit

This is why politics needs the social media – you can’t trust the mainstream news sources to provide balanced coverage any more.

They attack sites like Pride’s Purge, claiming they are produced by people who are “not proper reporters”, and then published biased material like this.

And then they claim – with ever-more improbably vehemence – to be impartial!

It’s all just further proof that This Writer – and I am a “proper reporter”, by the way – was lucky not to have been employed by BBC Online back in the 1990s.

I work in the social media, where high-quality news reporting remains the norm, not the exception.

What’s happening with the BBC?

They seem to have come over all right-wing tabloidy.

A bizarre report by the BBC today claims the UK economy will be given a £135bn annual boost’ by a hard Brexit.

In its article, the BBC extensively quotes infamous Thatcherite economist Patrick Minford, who is the lead author of a report urging the hardest of hard Brexits from pro-Brexit campaign group Economists for Free Trade.

[But the BBC has been] completely censoring failing to mention any of the extremely negative consequences of the group’s proposals, as predicted by Professor Minford himself.

Namely, for example, that the hard Brexit proposed by the group will eliminate UK manufacturing.

And the BBC report also completely omits the fact that Professor Minford is happy to see the UK car industry “run down” after a hard Brexit.

Or that – according to Minford – there will be large increases in wage inequality after a hard Brexit. Or to put it another way, poorer workers will be paid less.

Minford’s methodologies have also been widely debunked – something else the BBC fail to mention.

Why doesn’t the BBC report the stated negative affects of a hard-Brexit, as stated by hard-Brexiters themselves?

Source: BBC censors quotes: UK manufacturing “eliminated” and car production “run down” after hard-Brexit | Pride’s Purge

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  1. John Thatcher August 20, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

    The BBC reporting from another country,it certainly isn’t the one I am familiar with.

  2. Neilth August 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Milford was the one who wanted to remove benefits etc from the ‘underclass’ his neologism which encouraged some of the worst excesses of Thatchers attacks on the unions and the poor. He was vehemently anti Europe back then and has become no less irrational in his ‘Europe Bad US Good’ mantra.
    You are right Mike he is totally discredited in most analyses and it is a shame that Cardiff Uni continues to offer him a base to spout his Thatcherite Fundamentalism

  3. NMac August 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    I regard the BBC as part of the Tory Establishment.

  4. V Bayliss August 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I suggest readers look at the BBC item and reach their own conclusions. They have reported what Minford has said and also quoted economists with opposing views. What they’re supposed to do, really? And before anyone trolls me, let me say I regard the BBC as always having trimmed a good way to the right, and I don’t like that one bit.It doesn’t however help to present things so poorly.

    • Mike Sivier August 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      I understand the BBC modified its story due to the criticism it has received.

  5. Zippi August 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    It is virtually impossible to find unbiased reporting in the mainstream media; everybody seems to have an agenda. Whatever happened to reporting the facts, rather then interpreting them? There has been far too much of that, to the extent that we probably wouldn’t recognise the truth, if it came up to us with a passport, which said “the truth!” yet, people still believe all that they read.

  6. Roland Laycock August 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    The BBC is just a Tory tool

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