Posted on August 6, 2018

BBC Blasted for Promoting Video Cartoon Saying “There’s No Such Thing as a Pure Brit”

Alex Christoforou, The Duran, August 5, 2018

British right-wing political figures hit back at the comments after it was posted online.

Nigel Farage, an MEP and former UKIP head, blasted the video as “insultingly simplistic, misleading, dishonest, and irresponsible.”

Lord Green of Deddington, who chairs Migration Watch UK, a think tank, called the clip “shallow, unbalanced and unrepresentative,” arguing that Britain has never been a nation of immigrants. He later praised the BBC’s “refreshing” decision to take down what he called “unacceptably biased” material.

A BBC spokesman told The Standard that the video, part of a series of films called Don’t Hate the Debate, was intended to help teachers engage schoolchildren in debates on pressing issues. He admitted, however, that “further efforts could have been made” to provide a “more diverse range of opinions” on the topic.