Andrew Neil apologises for misleading BBC viewers on Brexit – ‘It was a mistake’

Andrew Neil apologises for misleading BBC viewers on Brexit – ‘It was a mistake’

Andrew Neil issued a shocking – and hilarious – apology to viewers of The Andrew Neil Show this evening. Speaking to camera, he opened the programme telling viewers he was sorry for their Brexit coverage  last week. Neil claimed that the show had suggested that a general election was imminent.

The BBC presenter told the BBC cameras: “We begin with an apology.

“Last week we may have given you the impression that there was going to be a general election in October.

“That is because when all the opposition parties said, ‘We’re ready, bring it on, make my day, the sooner the better,’ we believed them.

“We are sorry, we won’t make that mistake again.

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“Now there won’t be an election before the end of November, but who knows.

“These are uncertain times.”

The hilarious apology came as the main opposition parties – Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP – agreed together to reject Boris Johnson’s motion for a general election.

MPs have since twice rejected Mr Johnson’s call for an early general election on 15 October.

Boris Johnson was ordered to publish the documents after losing a crunch vote in the Commons earlier this week.

MPs voted by 311 to 302 in favour of a motion, led by former Tory attorney general Dominic Grieve, for the Government to publish dossiers detailing no deal Brexit plans and also required the Prime Minister to disclose information surrounding the prorogation of Parliament.

A ComRes poll recently conducted for the Daily Telegraph gave the Conservatives the support of 30 percent of respondents, with Labour on 29 percent, the Liberal Democrats on 17 percent and the Brexit Party on 13 percent.

Another ComRes poll suggested that more people than ever want the referendum’s result to be honoured.

A majority of 54 percent agreed that Brexit should be respected, while just 25 percent disagreed.

Published at Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:30:00 +0000