Blog: ‘Recommit to impartiality!’ BBC News slammed over hiring anti-Brexit journalist – Express

According to sources, the BBC is reportedly set to appoint a journalist who has attacked Brexit, Boris Johnson and Britain’s past. The BBC is expected to confirm the appointment of the former editor of Huffpost UK and deputy editor of BBC Newsnight.

In a since-deleted tweet, Ms Brammar suggested black people would leave the UK if Mr Johnson was re-elected Prime Minister in 2019.

She also described Brexit as being like a popular TV comedy drama but “less funny”.

The 39-year old journalist has made her Instagram private and deleted 12,000 tweets.

BBC sources told the Times an announcement of her appointment will happen “quite soon”.

 

Sir Robbie Gibb, a member of the BBC board, has called for her to not be appointed over concerns about bias.

Following the appointment of new director general Tim Davie last year, he told staff that the broadcaster must “urgently… champion and recommit to impartiality.”

He added: “If you want to be an opinionated columnist or a partisan campaigner on social media, then that is a valid choice, but you should not be working at the BBC.”

This appointment could be one of the final decisions under BBC’s director Fran Unsworth, who is set to leave the company in January.

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She was in charge during the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home which cost the broadcaster £2million when the singer won his privacy case against the BBC.

Speaking out about her departure, she said: “After more than 40 years with the BBC, I have decided that the time is right for me to hand on the job of leading the world’s best news organisation.

“I have had a ringside seat at some momentous events, including the Falklands War, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, wars in the Middle East, the death of Princess Diana, 9/11 and countless general elections. It has been a great privilege.”

She added: “I leave BBC News in the hands of an incredibly strong team which is committed to remaining at the forefront of the world’s journalism.

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“Through them, the BBC will be as relevant as it has been for the last 100 years.

“I am proud to have served BBC News and our audiences.”

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