Thus, the growing suspicions that part of the BBC is becoming a mere mouthpiece for the government appear disturbingly founded. I expect a retraction.
Nick's claim is false, because the best evidence available points to the fact that Britain's population is slowly but unquestionably changing its mind.
The best source of such evidence comes from You-Gov Trackers:
➡️The trend is clear!
(source: whatukthinks.org/eu/questions/i… - graph is mine).
Result: the best evidence available clearly shows that Britain is changing her mind. Saying the opposite is false, saying we don't have evidence is also false.
This is what I am asking the @BBC to provide.
I want to believe this was a genuine mistake, and therefore assume that the BBC will be happy to officially rectify as soon as possible...
In the main thread above, I make a few claims and show some digested data. I think it's worth expanding on both. Reasons: transparency and accountability.
My underlying reasoning might be wrong, in which case I would like to be corrected!
I say this because it's the only data I know of which consists of frequently repeated polls, all using the same question and methods. This comes with significant advantages...
[Note: it's also interesting that the confidence intervals get broader along the way!]
I think that this makes my analysis *more robust*.
It includes the data, data source and a link explaining the maths I've used.
To remain as rigorous as possible, I've used weighted means (based on Sample Size of individual polls), which does make the Maths more exotic (hence the need to make my analysis public).
@bbcnickrobinson's claim is false and needs to be corrected.
It is unacceptable for the BBC to help the government in hiding the truth. It is exactly the opposite of its main role in British society.
@BBCNews exists to inform the public, not to spread politically-motivated misinformation!
It worked in the past, so let's see how it will go this time!
Nick, I know you are a busy man, and that I am being annoying, but this remains important: I would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks.