Very interesting.I received a reply concerning the article on travelling/holidaying in the EU. I have highlighted the part that explains why they couldn't mention holidaying outside the EU. it was a time constraint. IMO utter bollox.
Thank you for contacting us regarding BBC One’s ‘Breakfast’ which was broadcast on 7 August.
I understand you were unhappy that the item on travelling to EU countries in the event of a no-deal scenario did not mention that the situation will “probably be much the same as booking holidays and/or travel to countries outside the EU” and note your view that we should not be “concentrating on the pure negatives.”
Our Rome correspondent James Reynolds reported from the Amalfi coast in Italy on the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on UK citizens travelling to the EU. James spoke with a number of British tourists who voiced their concerns about issues such as queuing and mobile phone roaming charges.
Whilst I appreciate you would have liked the report to compare this possible scenario with what UK travellers face at present when visiting non-EU nations, it is not always possible or practical to reflect all the various aspects of a subject within the space of an individual report. Editors are charged to ensure that over a reasonable period they reflect the range of significant opinions and trends on any issue.
In terms of our wider reporting on Brexit, the BBC does not have an opinion on the European Union or on the United Kingdom’s relationship with it. In the period since the referendum in June 2016, we have tried to explore and explain the often complex factors which affect our audience and we have provided representatives from across the political spectrum with the opportunity to air their views.
We do not aim to denigrate any view or to promote any agenda on this issue. Our goal is simply to provide our audience with enough information in order that they can draw their own conclusions.
Nevertheless, I would like to assure you that we value your feedback. All complaints are sent to senior management every morning and we included your points in our overnight reports. These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback in the BBC and ensures that your complaint has been seen by the right people quickly. This helps inform their decisions about current and future output.
I have complained a few times about the BBC's coverage of Brexit. That line -
Editors are charged to ensure that over a reasonable period they reflect the range of significant opinions and trends on any issue.
implies that, in coverage we have presumably missed, the argument you made has been covered. It implies that, somewhere on the BBC, Brexit is being covered more even handedly. The problem is, there's little evidence of this and it is interesting that the person who replied was not able to direct you to a programme where the issue was dealt with fairly.