BBC criticised by Brexiteers for comedy sketch based on Leave’s promises

PUBLISHED: 11:49 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 27 September 2018

The BBC Three clip mocks a promise to bring back bendy bananas. Image: BBC Three.

The BBC Three clip mocks a promise to bring back bendy bananas. Image: BBC Three.

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The BBC has been accused of anti-Brexit bias for a tongue-in-cheek comedy sketch based on the promises made by Leavers.

In the 90-second clip, produced for BBC Three’s online Quickies series, a family sit around the breakfast table appearing pleased with how Brexit has turned out.

The children skip around the kitchen while the father claims performs a cartwheel after saying he’s been cured “thanks to the extra £350 million a week for the NHS”.

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The daughter comments on the “abundance of food” in the cupboards, while the mother celebrates “proper bendy British bananas” in the fruit bowl.

The whole family give out a sigh of relief as the son comments “our sovereignty is no longer impinged” and they comment on the large number of job vacancies in the newspaper “now all the immigrants are gone”, especially at the “thriving fisheries”.

At the time of writing the video had been viewed on Facebook more than 250,000 times.

Brexiteers have accused the BBC of anti-Brexit ‘bias’ – despite it depicting exactly what Leave politicians had promised.

One called it “Remain propaganda” while another said that they were “looking forward to the pro-Brexit advert” from the Beeb.

Lucy Harris, from the London Leavers organisation, commented on Twitter: “Pretty cringe. If you can’t be bothered to understand the pro-Brexit side of the debate at least don’t advertise your ignorance of it.”

Sean Atkins wrote on Facebook: “A feeble attempt to mock the 17.5 million people (me included) who voted to leave the EU for the good of the UK as a whole.”

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