Indy Make Staff Host Brexit Event During England Match

Staff at the Indy* are very upset this evening after being told they have to attend an event being hosted this evening about Brexit – during the England match. Jacob Rees-Mogg and Chuka Umunna will be joining the Indy’s top Brexit experts at 8:15 pm, in the middle of the second half of our semi-final against Croatia. Will they get over 20 viewers so on their Facebook live?

*It does still exist in digital form.

Indy Mocks Its Own Royal Baby Coverage

Here’s the Indy mocking its media rivals’ obsession with the Royal baby today:

And here’s the Indy’s “Royal Baby” page, with story after fawning story:

Peak Indy. Got to get all those royalist and republican clicks.

H/T Hanna Flint

More Indy Fake News: Wrongly Reports May Didn’t Confront Trump

This from the Independent is the precise opposite of what actually happened, as you can watch here. You’d have thought after their animal sentience embarrassment the Indy would be more careful, but then again they’re making Skwawkbox look good at the moment.

Indy Retracts Animal Sentience Story

The Independent has retracted its story claiming that “the Tories have rejected all scientists and voted that animals don’t feel pain” and admitted that it circulated false information to potentially millions of people. In a clarification published last night, the Indy says its report “was not right”:

“Put simply, what happened is this: MPs did not vote that animals are not sentient creatures…

Campaigners – and some news coverage – initially said that the Government had voted against recognising sentience. The Independent was among publishers that reported the story in that way. But it became clear that this claim was not right, even though it had been interpreted by some campaigners in that way. (The Independent updated its coverage to ensure it was accurate).”

The original Indy story was shared thousands of times and was a key factor in half a million people signing a petition repeating the claim. Stories about the Tories and animal sentience were viewed by 2 million people this week. Doubt the Indy’s retraction will be seen by a tenth of that.



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Speaking at the Salzburg Summit on the Brexit negotiations, Juncker revealed:

“No decision will be taken here. Whenever the Commission is too flexible things are going wrong.”

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