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Readers respond to the April issue

By Prospect Team   May 2019

The BBC’s failings

Like Mark Damazer, I am a fervent supporter of public service broadcasting and the role of the BBC; but his essay on Brexit coverage (“How Brexit broke the BBC,” April) is quietly devastating about some of the corporation’s deficiencies. I differ from Mark in that I believe the rot started with the referendum coverage when BBC correspondents’ obsession with political process—and who’s up and who’s down—obscured the vital issues.I do not worry about the BBC’s impartiality. But I sense a lack of editorial grip that results in poor…

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