BBC builds platform to block out anti-Brexit campaigners... and fails

PUBLISHED: 13:08 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:31 26 November 2018

BBC News' Ben Brown struggles with the persistent anti-Brexit campaigners behind him. (Photograph: BBC)

BBC News' Ben Brown struggles with the persistent anti-Brexit campaigners behind him. (Photograph: BBC)


The BBC's cunning plan of building a platform to block out anti-Brexit campaigners has failed.

Steve Bray with his extended flagpole. Photograph: Steve Bray (@SNB19692)Steve Bray with his extended flagpole. Photograph: Steve Bray (@SNB19692)

The broadcaster, along with other news channels, has been involved in a losing battle with notorious People’s Vote campaigner Steve Bray. He has made it his mission to appear in the back of news interviews in Westminster every day for several weeks.

The BBC, however, thought it had finally managed to fight off Bray and fellow protesters... by building a raised platform.

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The plan appears to have failed with the campaigners returning to the scene of the interviews with flags and signs on lengthier polls - which appeared even more prominently behind news presenters.

Bray tweeted: “Hello BBC News tower! Some days you just have to work a bit harder, because I believe with ‘heart and soul’ that the EU is worth fighting for.”

The latest own goal by the BBC was ridiculed on social media.

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One tweeted: “Really loving the arms race between the #Remain flags and the BBC placing the their reporters.”

Another said: “So funny, the BBC have moved their news from Westminster onto a high platform to avoid protesters/signs, but the people have put the protest signs on really long poles, so they can still be seen, waving them all around Go see!”

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