Why are government ministers being allowed to misrepresent our circumstances? They say the ‘Brexit catastrophe’ predicted by Remain hasn’t happened. And BBC commentators are simply repeating this to us, the viewing public – as has happened today on BBC News Channel as part of reporting on comments by Boris Johnson.
Politicians must not be allowed to lie like this unchallenged – and your commentary really must sharpen up to serve the public.
Firstly, and most obviously, Brexit hasn’t actually happened yet. All the arrangements that we did enjoy as an EU member before the June vote are still in place because we are still in the EU.
Secondly, while we wait to see what Brexit actually means, even when none of the arrangements have actually changed yet, the pound has dropped to 31 year low against the dollar – so that reveals the rest of the world’s estimation of the outlook for the British economy given our EU vote.
It is the job of news media – esp. public service broadcasting – to sift what politicians say, not simply to give them a platform on which to continue lying to the public.