GB News’ Andrew Neil vows to ‘expose cancel culture as threat to free speech’

GB News’ Andrew Neil vows to ‘expose cancel culture as threat to free speech’

June 13, 2021

GB News chair Andrew Neil has vowed to ‘give a voice to those who feel sidelined or silenced’, while ‘exposing cancel culture as a threat to free speech’ while delivering his opening introduction for the news channel.

On Sunday 13 June, GB News officially launched, marking the first new news channel to launch in the UK in 30 years.

Boasting presenters including Kirsty Gallacher and Simon McCoy, Andrew, 72, was the first person to appear on the launch programme, explaining to viewers what they can expect from the varied news channel.

‘It’s 8pm on Sunday June 13th 2021. Welcome to the launch of GB News, Britain’s news channel, dedicated to covering the news that matters to you and to giving a voice to those who felt sidelined or even silenced in our great national debates. Because if it matters to you, it matters to us,’ he said.

Andrew emphasised that GB News will ‘not follow the existing news agenda’ that other broadcasters might, aiming to address stories ‘in a different way’ to their competitors with its ‘passionate presenters’.

‘GB News will not be yet another echo chamber for the Metropolitan mindset that already dominates so much of our media. It is our explicit aim to empower those who feel their stories, their opinions, their concerns have been ignored or diminished,’ he said.

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