Like an alcoholic that can’t resist the booze, the Daily Express just cannot give up its addiction to writing twaddle about the EU. Twelve months on from the Brexit vote, the paper is still filled daily with tales of those meddling Brussels bureaucrats.
But whereas an alcoholic poisons only themselves, the Express poisons its (thankfully ever-dwindling) readership with its misinformation.
The paper’s latest erroneous claim is that Brussels ‘plots to force euro on ALL states’.
The article goes on to say that Italian MEP Roberto Gualtieri (one of the EU’s Brexit negotiation team) stated that the EU will make sure that every EU member state joins the euro by 2025.
But what Mr Gualtieri said, in a discussion with Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics show, was that although it is in the EU’s interests to get all countries to sign up to the euro, it’s up to the individual countries themselves whether or not to join.
‘It would be good for us to enlarge the eurozone’, he admits, before adding ‘of course, this depends on each country’s political will.’
The Daily Express and Sunday Express were sanctioned five times for false stories published about the EU in the first half of 2016 up until the Brexit vote.
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