Banks probe unlikely to affect Brexit process.
But allegations against Aaron Banks may well increase bitterness in debate that long ago turned sour.
Nick Cohen observes in a Tweet:
What has been so disgraceful about the BBC’s treatment of the alleged corruption of the Brexit referendum is that it puts journalism last.
Instead of using its resources — which are far larger than any other news organisation — to report and investigate, its reporters and editors pontificate about the consequences of the journalism of others.
@bbclaurak opines about that the National Crime Agency investigation into http://Leave.EU is “unlikely now to have a material effect”. It’s not just that she has no possible way of knowing this — BBC journalists can no more see the future than you or I can.
Proper journalists put the story first and worry about the consequences last – if at all. The BBC won’t use its vast resources to cover the Brexit story because all it thinks about is consequences.