BBC Query Time’s Fiona Bruce admits Brexit blunder after ‘mishearing’ query
BBC Query Time presenter Fiona Bruce addressed a Brexit blunder on air final evening.
The host politics present host acknowledged she’d made a mistake in not clarifying that the Depart.EU marketing campaign had damaged the regulation per week earlier.
In a mix-up on final week’s present, Bruce seemed that this was not the case.
This sparked widespread anger on social media, with the company accused of whitewashing what occurred.
The blunder occurred as a result of the presenter didn’t hear a query from an viewers member, the BBC stated.
Talking on final evening’s present, which was filmed in Glasgow, Bruce stated: “I simply wish to say, as a result of I believe it’s necessary, that final week I misheard a query and seemed that Vote Depart has not damaged electoral regulation throughout the EU referendum.
“That ought to have been picked up.
“In reality, it was fined £61,000 by the electoral fee and naturally Depart.EU was additionally fined for electoral offences.
“So I simply wish to make that clear.”
She had misleadingly acknowledged: “No legal fees had been introduced in opposition to them.”
In a press release launched by the BBC, the company stated: “The presenter misheard a reference from a member of the viewers who stated that Vote Depart “is accused of breaking electoral regulation” and seemed that this was not appropriate.
“In reality, Vote Depart was fined £61,000 by the Electoral Fee and a police investigation into its actions throughout the EU referendum marketing campaign continues to be energetic.
“Depart.EU, to which the presenter was actually referring, was additionally fined for electoral offences.”