The frontrunner for the BBC’s best news post spoke out against Boris Johnson and Brexit in now deleted tweets
In December 2019, referring to a colleague’s post that ‘Black Britons’ were’ genuinely considering leaving the UK due to the level of racism, especially if Boris Johnson wins’, she added that: ‘ It won’t be a surprise. to people who experience this reality every day, and admitting my shock, I show my ignorance as a white woman.
In a tweet about a BBC interview with Mr Johnson, she listed ‘five things the PM said that were not true’ and in February urged people to ‘fight for an NHS properly funded “.
In 2019 Ms Brammar, who was previously deputy editor of Newsnight on BBC Two, tweeted that Brexit was like the Netflix drama Better Call Saul, about a shady lawyer, “but less funny or interesting or enjoyable” .
In January, Mrs Brammar recommended the purchase of a book on British imperialism by Sathnam Sanghera “for … the British press”.
Ms Brammar has been prolific on Twitter, but more than 16,000 of her past tweets have been deleted. Friends say she uses software that automatically deletes her tweets after a month, a practice that predates her application for the BBC job. However, deleted tweets remain visible on third-party websites.
The row comes after Tim Davie, the BBC’s new chief executive, said his reporters should be “campaigners for fairness,” and threatened to fire employees, including screen stars, who break the rules. A BBC spokesperson said: “We do not comment on the ongoing recruitment processes.”
Ms Brammar declined to comment.