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Media should rethink coverage in wake of Brexit vote, says Justin Webb

Today presenter argues remain voters feel let down by the BBC’s coverage being hampered by impartiality rules

BBC presenter Justin Webb has said the media needs to look again at how it covers politics and the way it holds people to account in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.

Webb, one of the BBC Radio 4 Today team, spoke out after Oscar-winning film producer Lord Puttnam criticised the BBC’s coverage of the European debate as constipated and effectively hamstrung by its own strict rules on impartiality.

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