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22 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Most feel journalists failing to hold government to account during daily briefings, poll suggests

By Samuel Horti

During the recent parliamentary recess, journalists were the sole real opposition to the government, and have been able to directly question members of the cabinet during daily coronavirus briefings. But most feel they are not doing a good job of holding the government to account, a new Press Gazette poll suggests. 

A total of 1,020 readers responded to the question: “Do you think journalists have done a good job of holding the Government to account during the daily UK Covid-19 press briefings?”, which ran on Press Gazette for one week. In response, 718 said “no” (70 per cent), while 302 said “yes” (30 per cent).

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