Magazine
Latest Issue

The BBC isn’t “censoring” anything—this is just what editorial decisions look like

The BBC is far from perfect, and sometimes bad decisions are made. But there's no corporation-wide conspiracy

By Catherine Neilan  

It is fair to criticise the BBC—but overall, they have had an undeniably strong election. Photo: PA

The Brexit debate was in many ways a low point in recent British democracy, and it’s no surprise that nearly two years on from the referendum we are still a nation torn in two.

Meaningful dialogue appeared to collapse during that time: instead of a conversation between opposing views, we saw bubbles forming in which both sides were utterly convinced of the strength of their argument and equally convinced they would win. That was fuelled…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect