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    Nick, I agree you do sometimes have other voices. Though not many, to my ears. I tweeted after hearing half an hour devoted the wars within one tribe and no discernible other views. 1/6

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    My question was a bigger one about how the BBC conceives of impartiality in such difficult circumstances 2/6

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    Imagine this were Suez. A government pursuing a course of action later almost universally agreed to be profoundly wrong. How should the BBC behave? 3/6

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    Panorama’s then producer said the BBC showed “ a degree of neutrality which denied the proper function of journalism”. 4/6

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    Two years into Brexit no-one can yet even begin to agree that there is a workable way of achieving it without causing immense damage. What is the “proper function of journalism” in this situation? 5/6

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    I appreciate this is a very difficult dilemma for the BBC. Hope it’s not another Suez in every way. Worth reading this on how the BBC behaved in 1956: academic.oup.com/tcbh/article/6… Not a v happy story 6/6

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    exactly right

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    Interesting thread on the BBC and Brexit. The problem is almost everyone in mainstream media and politics is scared of admitting Brexit is totally unworkable, because of the referendum result and 'respecting democracy'. If only they could navigate around that rhetorical roadblock

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