“…It’s been a tricky subject for the BBC — Robinson says that in the late 1990s and early 2000s the corporation made a “terrible mistake” in its approach to the issue: “In public life, in politics and, I accept, historically at the BBC [we] didn’t have a warts-and-all … debate about immigration.” Some people at the BBC “thought it would unleash some terrible side of the British public”. But the corporation is “now getting it right”, he says, and his programme should only encourage this…”


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