A BBC reporter has claimed the Lib Dems are the only party in the UK that opposes Brexit.
Political Correspondent Jonathan Blake made the claim when reporting from the party’s conference in Brighton.
Reporting on a conference speech by Tom Brake, viewers heard the reporter say: “… of course the Liberal Democrats are the only really anti-Brexit party in the UK.”
The reporter repeated the claim on the Radio 4 Six O’clock news, telling listeners that the Liberal Democrats were “… the only party in the UK which is anti-Brexit.”
Claims that only the Lib Dems are in favour of the EU have been made before by BBC presenters. Last month BBC Scotland presenter Bill Whiteford made the same claim.
The claims that only the Lib Dems oppose Brexit are false, as both the Scottish Greens and the SNP also oppose leaving the EU.
On EU membership, the SNP states its official stance: “The SNP believe that EU membership delivers many social, economic and cultural benefits for individuals, business and communities across Scotland. We believe that the best way to build a more prosperous and equal Scotland is to be a full independent member of the EU.”
The Scottish government has argued that, should Brexit go ahead, then Single Market and Customs Union membership should be maintained.
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