Monday 3 February 2020 / 4:35 PM Media / Tracy Brabin

Journalists barred from Number 10 briefing – Tracy Brabin responds

Tracy Brabin MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture and Media Secretary, commenting on selected journalists being barred from a Downing Street briefing, said:


“Press freedom is a cornerstone of our democracy and journalists must be able to hold the government to account. It is concerning that Boris Johnson seems to be resorting to tactics imported from Donald Trump to hide from scrutiny.

“The future trade agreement with the European Union is an issue of great public importance and interest. Those gaining access to such important information should not be cherry picked by Number 10.”