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the waterfalls and the others went down with them. At 10pm we will have
a full round-up of the day 's news. Before that it is time for News
The Prime Minister emerges from meetings in Brussels
Why didn't BBC viewers get to hear all of what he had to say?
And we have seen and heard a lot about Boris Johnson over
Too much, and is it a sign of things to come
So, the shuttle diplomacy is over and the exhausting negotiations
After all the build-up, the deal was done.
As the BBC political editor spoke from Downing Street during last
Friday's News at Ten, the Prime Minister was eagerly
anticipated by the waiting media in Brussels.
If we think back to the reaction of many people round the European Union
when he embarked on this adventure, what some people would
He faced significant criticism, some of it public, some
Many people believed he was doing it for his own...
I am going to interrupt you because we can go straight
I will fly back to London tonight and update the Cabinet
David Cameron went on to outline the terms of the deal
Just four and a half minutes into his statement and this...
We will leave David Cameron, as he continues to give details
of a deal that has been agreed unanimously in Brussels tonight.
Let's go back to Downing Street and Laura.
From what you have heard, has he got enough?
In the coming months there will be intensely fierce scrutiny
on everything apart what David Cameron has only just
The programme continued with more analysis from Laura,
along with reports from her on the leave campaign.
Are you watching a Prime Minister battling for Britain?
Mark Easton canvassing opinions of voters in a golf club bar,
all of it outdated by the Prime Minister's statement.
The decision not to stick with live coverage of the Prime Minister's
statement, as Sky News did, met with a wedding ring response
from more than 100 viewers who contacted us.
Some strong views there. Let's explore that decision with Hilary
O'Neil from ABC News at ten and our view at Gareth Glover. Talk us
through what you felt as you were watching that bulletin. For the
fortnight before the BBC, like every other news programme, had made such
a huge deal what David Cameron was going through and the negotiations
he was carrying out, that the results were really momentous for
the country. When he started speaking, in fact even my young
adult children in the house actually stopped what they were doing, and
started listening intently, wanting to know what he had actually found
out. To my horror, things suddenly changed. We are suddenly shipped off
to Downing Street to talk to a correspondence who had clearly been
put there. It felt as if the words of the correspondent who had no idea
what was being said in David Cameron's comments at that moment
and what he was going to say yet, then that was more important to the
BBC than actually hearing David Cameron's words. Hillary, it is a
news programme, here was some news, and you cut away from it for
analysis on stuff that we didn't yet know about fully. It was a fantastic
new stay and it's quite unusual for the ten o'clock news to have
breaking news in that way. It's also very important for us to not just
put one-sided of opinion on to a bulletin.
We took David Cameron's statement. He is a professional. If you look
back at what he's said, the first one minute 15 summed up the key
deals he had done. He went into quite a lot of detail about the
first of the many points he was going on to make. If we had stayed
with the whole of the speech, it would have outlasted the Ten O'Clock
News. It was 20 minutes. You could have run a bit more. You could have
dropped some of the EU packages. I would have to disagree with you on
both of those points. What he was setting out to do is go through each
of the points in turn. By the time we got to the relevance to the
energy market, which is very important, it was clear each point
he was going to give was more details. What we needed to do in
terms of balance, was to put another point of view and get some balance
of opinion into the programme. I know that Gareth has said in his
original e-mail that David Cameron was not a political speech but it
was. It was news. What do you make of Hillary's explanation? As far as
I am concerned it was and a political speech, a cross-party
discussion full stop it was for the country to make a decision. David
Cameron is going to make his point. He has to begin on that opportunity
to make his point and for people to come back with analysis of those
points and come up with sensible discussion. Beyond some of the other
pieces, they were out of date by what had been said. Let's talk also
about the fact that people did want to watch they were not told they
could watch it live. It was being streamed elsewhere. It was being
streamed. We should have lacked earlier. They could have watched it
live. You should have said that. I do have to just go back to this
point about whether or not it was a political speech and in what
circumstances you say that the Prime Minister has the right to hold the
floor for an entire bulletin. When he has just announced an EU deal the
whole nation has been voting for, they might say, yes, I would quite
like to hear what he have to say. It is not an apolitical thinkers and he
is putting one side of an argument. The whole of the nation gets to vote
will stop Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary had just indicated that
day he was not going... My point is that you could not let David Cameron
had 20 minutes of the BBC News at ten and not put the counter. We
would have failed. This is a key point. It would have been biased to
have let David Cameron had 20 minutes of the news at ten.
Personally I do not agree with that. At the end of the day I do believe
it was an apolitical speech. At the end of the day he was trying to
establish his point about what went on. It has not been known for the
news to extend in the past. We will have to leave it there. Thank you
both. Before we leave the EU referendum
this week let's mention one other aspect of the coverage that has
caught your attention for the bid is what some feel to be an excessive
focus on the personalities involved in the campaign. One personality in
particular, especially over the course of last weekend. How are you
doing? Could he join Mr Gove? As soon as the Cabinet has met,
ministers are allowed to go public if they want to leave the EU. Will
Boris Johnson become an official out? This time tomorrow night we
will know whether or not Boris Johnson has decided to campaign to
leave the EU. A very good evening to you. After days of speculation, the
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced he will back the campaign
for the UK to leave the European Union. Speculation about what the
decision by Boris Johnson might mean for his relationship with the Prime
Minister, his future, and that of the Conservative Party. It irritated
some viewers. I am totally annoyed about the fact they are reporting
about whether Boris Johnson is going to do this or that. It is the fate
of the country back is at stake, not individual people. Thank you. We
hope to discuss the Boris effect and the balance of personalities and
issues in EU referendum coverage on a future edition of news watch.
Among other subjects, the News the BBC is to start trialling a new
hour-long news programme at six o'clock in Scotland. This could lead
to Scottish viewers have on their own dedicated news at six
permanently. That angered hundreds, including Richard Andrews. He
wrote... This is parochial and panders to the separatists. We
already have Scottish News at 630. I would like to retain the UK News at
six. Thursday's publication into the report about Jimmy Savile and the
BBC raised extensive coverage. This from Patricia Stoner. Some weeks ago
we were treated to images of this evil predator on the news. You ran
an item with thoughtful and pertinent comments. I was foolish
enough to think the BBC had taken our thoughts on board. Today the
story was resurrected with images of Jimmy Savile. One might have been
access to pull in the name of news reporting. Two would have been
stretching it. I watch with mounting disbelief as image after image of
the man was shown. In one he was half naked. I ran the item back and
there were 16 separate images. Yours in utter disbelief. Wednesday
brought news that Aston Martin is to build its new luxury car in south
Wales. The news at 602 its report with pictures of the best-known
Aston Martin driver there is. Still to come: Bond's favourite motoring
brand. The new model is to be built in south Wales. Spotted the problem?
A number of motoring enthusiastic, including Kevin O'Keefe, who
described herself slightly bemused by the trailer for the piece about
Aston Martin. The voice-over described it as being Bond's
favourite motoring brand. Sean Connery was driving a Sunbeam Alpine
in the clip. Thank you for all of your comments this week if you want
to share your opinions on BBC News and current affairs or appear on the
programme, you can call us. Or e-mail. You can find us on Twitter
and do have a look at the website. That is all from us. We will be back
to hear your thoughts about BBC News coverage again next week. Goodbye.