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VIDEO | BBC apologies after using wrong flag for Northern Ireland


BBC Breakfast issued an apology after using the flag of the Republic of Ireland in

a graphic showing the different quarantine arrangements across the four nations of the United Kingdom.


Some viewers were amused, while others were offended. Those viewers in Northern Ireland certainly knew the potential for cataclysmic fall out from such a folly.


The DUP responded: “At 0811 a graphic was used by BBC Breakfast wrongly representing NI with an RoI flag.


“North Antrim MP Ian Paisley emailed the Director General and demanded an immediate apology.


“The apology at 0858 is welcome but disgraceful that it had to be highlighted.”




Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster said: “BBC Breakfast were right to apologise swiftly but the BBC Director General needs to investigate the editorial process that allowed the inaccurate graphic to air. Very poor.”

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