A group of 72 MPs have written to the BBC accusing it of being pessimistic and skewed in its Brexit coverage – in the months since the vote on the EU.
In a letter to the director general, they said the BBC is “unfairly representing” Leave voters by focusing on those who regret their decision.
The MPs warned the future of the BBC “will be in doubt” if it is not seen as a impartial broker.
The BBC said it was its job to “scrutinise and analyse” Brexit issues.
Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister, has died aged 66.
It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition.
The former IRA leader turned peacemaker worked at the heart of the power-sharing government following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He became deputy first minister in 2007, standing alongside Democratic Unionist Party leaders Ian Paisley, Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster.
Manchester United agree Bastian Schweinsteiger move to Chicago Fire. The American club are offering him a one-year contract worth £70,000 a week – which will make him one of the ten highest-paid players in the MLS – after agreeing a deal with United late on Monday night.
In construction news this week…
Plans go in for new 6,000 home Hampshire Garden Village. Developers have submitted an outline planning application for a new 6,000 home community in Hampshire.
Travelodge unveils £125m hotel investment plans. Travelodge has confirmed details of its latest £125m expansion programme with 15 new hotels planned across the UK this year.
Cost wrangle hits O’Rourke cancer hospital site. Construction work on a new £106m cancer hospital in Liverpool has been hit by a disagreement over costs.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
- IPAF 3a & 3b – 23rd March 2017
- Health & Safety Awareness – 29th March 2017 (ask us about doing your CSCS test after the course)!
- Working at Height / Manual Handling / Abrasive Wheels – 30th March 2017 (attend one or all three courses)!
- Fire Warden – 31st March 2017
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.