Why I now trust Sky for Brexit news

PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 07 December 2018

(Left to right) BBC News presenter Fiona Bruce, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Sky News presenter Adam Boulton and Sky News Political Editor Faisal Islam report from Downing Street, London. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA.

(Left to right) BBC News presenter Fiona Bruce, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Sky News presenter Adam Boulton and Sky News Political Editor Faisal Islam report from Downing Street, London. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA.

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Readers are turning away from the BBC for their Brexit news - CHRIS CLODE explains why they’ve switched over.

Having spent my life watching what I took to be BBC’s factual coverage of news, Brexit has cured our family. Now we have switched to Channel 4 for our evening news and for rolling 24-hour news, we go to Sky rather than BBC.

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I would never have believed before June 2016 that we would go to a channel founded by Rupert Murdoch rather than the ‘dear old Beeb’.

Last week’s Mandrake poll showing 87% of 10,000 Twitter respondents trust Sky over the BBC on Brexit confirm the widely-shared view that the state broadcaster of the UK has been transformed into the passive mouthpiece of the minority government.

As for the once-loved Today programme, don’t get me started...

Chris Clode, Wrexham

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