In the last fortnight, the New York Times published two opinion pieces on Brexit.
The first, by Jenni Russell, described it as an unmitigated disaster; the second, by Daniel Hannan, claimed that, by contrast, most Britons were celebrating the “good news”. Fair enough, you might say; the newspaper offered two, radically different, points of view; readers could consider both and make up their own minds.
No. The New York Times did its readers a profound disservice.Both articles were, to put it mildly, polemical and tendentious. Russell’s contained a number of obvious factual errors – for example, the claim that UK per capita GDP “has not risen at all over a decade”.
Click here to read the full article which was originally in The Independent.
The views expressed in this analysis post are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.