We need fewer rules and regulations and more freedom

In the European Parliament on Wednesday 6 November, Claire spoke against attempts to regulate the media. She noted that the mainstream media is often caught up in a ‘bubble’ and is insensitive to trends and developments beyond that bubble. As a result, mainstream outlets were caught by surprise by the vote to leave the EU in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in America. Often, non-mainstream media is the only way we find out about important news. For example, coverage of the gilets jaunes in France has been sparse in the UK mainstream media, and alternative news sources are vital.