The Daily Telegraph

BBC accused of breaching impartiali­ty


THE BBC is embroiled in a fresh bias row after a study found just one in six speakers on the business news section of Radio 4’s Today programme saw Brexit as positive for Britain.

A report from the campaign group Newswatch suggests that the BBC’s negativity has breached its own impartiali­ty rules. It found that of 366 guest speakers on the show’s business segment in the second half of last year, 192 (52.5 per cent) were negative. Only 60 (16.3 per cent) could be said to be pro-Brexit and 114 (31 per cent) were neutral.

News-watch has been scrutinisi­ng the BBC’s EU output since 1999.

A spokesman for the BBC said the coverage was “an accurate reflection of the business community’s viewpoints”.

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