Brexiteer Rod Liddle savages BBC 'bias' in fiery clash with Newsnight's Emily Maitlis

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The Spectator journalist confronted BBC host Emily Maitlis and People’s Vote campaigner Tom Baldwin for betraying the British public. Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Mr Liddle insisted the 17.4 million people who voted Leave are “distressed” over the current failure of Brexit. He added: “There are 17.4 million people out there that are distressed.

“They are distressed.

“They are distressed about being betrayed.

“What they are most distressed about is how the BBC has behaved over the last few years.”

In light of the accusations of bias, the BBC has maintained that it is “committed to achieving due impartiality in all its output” as per its editorial guidelines.

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Mr Liddle’s comments come after Tory leadership contenders Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, ruled out calling for a snap election before Brexit.

Speaking on the matter, Mr Johnson insisted that he would “absolutely” rule out a snap election before Brexit was resolved.

He added: “I think it would be the height of folly.

“I think the people of this country are utterly fed up with politicians coming back to them offering referendums or elections.”

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Moreover, both candidates hardened their position on Brexit as they both stated that the Northern Ireland Backstop was “dead”.

Away from the two Tory leadership contenders, well-known Remainer Dominic Grieve is set to make an attack on the Brexit Party.

Mr Grieve is expected to claim Nigel Farage’s party would mean a “victory for a virulent form of populism” and “would end conservatives” as he plans to push for a second referendum in order to give the public a “final say” over the Brexit impasse.

Mr Grieve, a prominent supporter of the so-called People’s Vote campaign, will speak alongside Labour former foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett at the launch of a pro-second referendum report in central London.

The report argues that a People’s Vote is the “most popular way of resolving the Brexit crisis” and the “only legitimate and democratic solution available”.

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