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Charlie Weimers celebrated the news that his request was approved by EU Parliament bigwigs as a win for “media diversity”. MEPs will now be able to watch Andrew Neil’s independent news channel on the televisions in their offices in Brussels and Strasbourg. Mr Weimers told Express.co.uk: “Would you believe it? GB News has reached the Brussels bubble!
“The British view on sovereignty, free trade and individual liberty is sorely missed in Brussels and still has a pivotal role to play in continental Europe.
“British influence on European intellectual thought preceded the EU and will of course not go away after Brexit.”
The Swedish MEP took it upon himself to push for GB News to be added to the list of channels available on the EU Parliament’s internal television system.
His request was granted by Maltese MEP David Casa, a member of the institution’s powerful “Quaestors”, earlier today.
He told Mr Weimers: “I am pleased to inform you that, further to your request, DG ITEC investigated the technicalities and today, I can confirm that GB News will be added to the bouquet list of channels as of next week.”
MEPs were already able to view rolling English-language news channels, including Sky News, BBC, Euronews and France24.
Mr Weimers’ victory also comes as a welcome boost for a small group of British parliamentary officials that still work at the EU institution.
One left-behind Briton said: “It’s quite frankly a relief that GB news has been added.
“Now we will have a wider range of views of the top news stories broadcast in the parliament each day, which is something much needed!”
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The introduction of GB News into the EU Parliament is likely to be highly controversial amongst its anti-Brexit politicians.
The channel was launched to serve “neglected” viewers beyond London.
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It has become seen as Brexit-flavoured amongst those opposed to the UK’s divorce from the EU.
Nigel Farage, who spent 20 years as an MEP, is one of the channel’s flagship presenters.
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