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Liam Fox writes to BBC director general to complain about Brexit coverage

Liam Fox writes to BBC director general to complain about Brexit coverage
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Liam Fox has written to the BBC to complain formally about its coverage of the UK leaving the European Union. 


The Sun on Sunday, which saw the letter to director general Lord Hall, said the International Trade Secretary accused the broadcaster of a “clear pattern of unbalanced reporting of the EU economy”.

He also claimed that good news announcements had been “wilfully” ignored.

It is the second attack by Dr Fox – a prominent voice in favour of leaving the European Union – on the media in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, he told MPs: “It does appear that some elements of our media would rather see Britain fail than see Brexit succeed.

“I cannot recall a single time in recent times when I have seen good ­economic news that the BBC did not describe as ‘despite Brexit’.”

That came shortly after Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom told the BBC to “be a bit more patriotic” when she was being quizzed by the broadcaster.

The BBC responded to Dr Fox’s letter: “No organisation takes coverage of the economy more seriously.

“We do not recognise the characterisation of our coverage outlined in the letter, but the BBC is always happy to talk with politicians as we always do on a regular basis.”

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