WANT TO STOP BBC BIAS AGAINST BREXIT?
Despite the vote for Brexit, the BBC output remains massively opposed to withdrawal from the EU. It is required by law to be impartial, but is not. At the same time, its complaints procedure is not fit for purpose. It is designed mainly to protect the BBC. With the process of Brexit now underway, it is vital that pressure is applied to force it to become properly fair. That is the purpose of this site.
This site has been created by News-watch. We have been monitoring the BBC’s output for 17 years and thus have unmatched experience and expertise. Our reports are already read at the highest level, and our purpose now is to ensure that the issues involved in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU are properly covered. But we have limited resources, so we need your help. The BBC’s output is massive and a main tactic is to defend against accusations of bias by claiming that balancing material elsewhere has been missed. Every complaint registered here will be considered carefully and used as an essential part of our monitoring efforts and analysis.
News-watch is continuing its monitoring throughout the process of withdrawal, using new technology that allows the recording and searching in retrospect of a greater range of BBC output than has ever been possible. This will allow us to attack the BBC’s phoney defences more effectively. We are analysing with unprecedented range and depth areas such as content themes, the editorial stance of individual programmes, or the approach presenters over time.
We intend to put intense pressure on the BBC high command as Brexit unfolds. BBC Complaints will be a core part of that process. It is an easy-to-use conduit for you to be fully engaged in holding the Corporation to account.
Report EU Bias
Our hope is that you will alert us to as many examples as possible of BBC EU bias. Please register your observations below. We’ll feature some of the most interesting contributions on the site, and create an archive of complaints that will serve as a clear record of the Corporation’s failings.
We’re not linked to or affiliated with the BBC, and can’t guarantee that we will use your complaint directly in our work. As such, you may also wish to voice your concerns directly to the BBC using the Corporation’s own complaints procedure.
In this section are some of the most interesting contributions we’ve received about BBC EU Bias.
Read through them and join the discussion.
Here are the most recent contributions to the site:
Programme Date:16/04/2017, BBC Online
Bias. 2 anti brexit headlines. No positives ever mentioned. The stories are light on facts and are a real reach. One implying Lloyds are moving jobs to the EU. One implying that British people are trying to become EU passport holders. Not news. Im sure there are some but the main flow is and always will be the other way. Ask some 18 -30s in Greece or Spain. Just Propaganda. Should not be news. I have written to the BBC, third time this year. No responses ever. Why no positives there are so many. Exported, free trade, comment wealth, democratic deficit eliminated, pressure of the NHS, Cutting red tape, Balance of payments, extra tax gained, not being part of the organisation that cant change and that benefits Germany over unemployed youth in Spain and Greece.Author:Phil Hatton
Programme Date:11/04/2017, BBC1
It was reported in the text news that there was a cyberattack on the WEB SITE TO VOTE IN THE BREXIT VOTE. Not as reported in other media the WEBSITE FOR SIGNING UP TO VOTE IN THE EU REFERENDUM. Clearly another example to link something negative with Brexit. There is a continuous stream of the negative linked to the things and people its biased against. This serves to subtly plant this type negative bias in peoples minds. This should not be happening in a publicly funded broading castingcompany.Author:Fulls
Programme Date:12/04/2017, BBC1
Brexit vote site ‘may have been hacked’ headline on the website this morning, just a JOKE! They are referring to the “Register to Vote” website that crashed through high traffic or a DDOS attack (not a hack). This is too far for me, this is shocking bias. This headline is clearly trying to suggest that the referendum result to leave was in some way compromised. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39564289Author:James
Programme Date:08/04/2017, BBC Radio 4
Wilful distortion of Ford executive’s comments about his firm’s future in the U.K. & Europe. His comments were twisted to say Ford did not guarantee its future post Brexit when he actually said “nobody can guarantee anything” looking forward forward over time.Author:Jagster2012
Programme Date:05/04/2017, BBC1
On 5 April 2017, Nigel Farage made a fantastic, patriotic speech in the European Parliament rebuking them for the stance taken regarding negotiations. In his speech Mr Farage was standing up for the UK and its interests (something which the BBC never does!). The BBC then showed an edited clip of this speech on BBC News at Six in order to give the impression that Nigel had been cowed for saying that the European Parliament was like the mafia and did not show that, in fact, Nigel stood his ground and retorted with a riposte about them being gangsters. Appalling and disgusting editing and bias! If only other politicians and the BBC had half of Nigel’s honesty and patriotism!Author:Ju
Programme Date:31/03/2017, BBC Radio 4
Totally Remain biased coverage resulting in me switching off this programme although whole series 50 has been the same but become unbearable assualt on leavers by BBC Elite. As a loyal listener for many years you have turned me off the show completelyAuthor:Jezzer99