‘Britain, please don’t Vote Leave!’ – BBC journalist

Sofia Bettiza is a video journalist at the BBC. Here she is pictured with BBC Europe editor Katya Adler in Strasbourg.

Before the referendum she exclaimed, “Britain, please don’t Vote Leave!”, and afterwards, she joined the group ‘Remain in the European Union – Exit from Brexit!’. Solid remainer, through and through.

This didn’t stop her from being sent to work on Brexit related stories by the BBC. None of this should be surprising, afterall she used to work at the European Parliament and the European Commission.

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18 Responses to ‘Britain, please don’t Vote Leave!’ – BBC journalist

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Sofia Bettiza doesn’t sound like an English name so what gives her the right to voice her personal opinions about our country’s decisions? Where’s she from and would she be happy for us to tell her government what they should be doing?


    • Wild Bill says:

      You are probably not allowed to ask those questions John, probably a ‘hate crime’.


    • Number 7 says:


      My name is Sofia Bettiza and I am doing a Master’s in International Journalism at City University London where I’m specialising in radio reporting. I live between London and Brussels, where I worked for two years, first for Reuters and then for the BBC. Before that, I worked at the European Parliament and at European Commission. This is a collection of my work.

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      Half Italian, half Croatian | BBC social media video producer |Currently: London ️ | Snapchat: sofiabettiza


      • GCooper says:

        There you go. Bang to rights!

        Well done, Number 7.


        • Number 7 says:

          Two minutes on Google – just asking the right questions. I’m a retired Systems Analyst, hence my lack of prose in comments!


    • GCooper says:

      This is a question I’ve asked for years about the BBC. The Corporation has a policy of hiring foreign journalists who often seem to have dogs in the particular fights on which they are reporting. I don’t need to know what some Ghanaian thinks of a conflict in his or her own country, in which they, no doubt, have a stake. I want a report from someone disinterested.


    • Simon Platt says:

      Almost as English as Katya Adler.


      • taffman says:

        It should not be called the ‘BBC’ any more – its not fit to bear the name ‘British’.
        It hopes to attain the name of the ‘EBC’, the European Broadcasting Corporation.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      According to my information about BBC employees, she seems to be one of the children (Gregory, Michela, Peter and Sofia) of Enzo Bettiza. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzo_Bettiza


  2. Fedup2 says:

    I think her conduct breaches the rules of the NUJ but -,hell – doesn’t every beeboid on taxpayer cash . As a foreigner she probably gets round the union requirement.

    A proper government cum supervisory body would have stopped this overt bias by now but it is up to us to high light it in the absence of proper control .


  3. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Europe editor Katya Adler in Strasbourg, why does Strasbourg ring a bell?

    A 2013 study by the European Parliament shows that €103 million could be saved per year should all EP operations be transferred from Strasbourg to Brussels (2014 prices). This is a significant amount, though it corresponds to just 6% of Parliament’s budget, or 1% of the EU’s administrative budget or just 0.1% of the entire EU budget. {europarl}

    – See how the report goes from ‘significant amount €103 million’ to ‘just 0.1%’.
    – How to reduce ‘significant’ to ‘just’ in a single paragraph. €103 to 6% to 1% to 0.1%!


    • johnnythefish says:

      Typical public service mentality – it’s only 0.1% so not worth worrying about.

      Approximately £90 million p.a. – which would take 34000 Britons on the average wage to pay for through their income tax.

      I wonder how many more 0.1 per cents there are. Bet the auditors know.


      • MarkyMark says:

        I hate (not allowed after dec2017 due to Hate Crime Hub) when they do this with data.


  4. Al Shubtill says:

    Al beebus is funded by compulsory taxation of the British people enforced by the criminal law here in the UK, is it just too much to ask that those employed in that organization should be drawn from the very population which finances it?


  5. Guest Who says:

    Plus what she is at last fully qualified to ‘report’ upon:

    Smelling for the nation.


  6. Scroblene says:

    A good journalist could have made a decent, even funny story out of this.

    There’s plenty to poke fun at, lots of old ‘jokes’ to splash around, much more to explore, but like the rubbish from most Twatters, it’s a short, un-thought-through blast of child-like tantrum, dribbled to all her semi-literate chums who can guffaw and bloat, and order another Malibu and lime with a dash of Cointreau. Fire up the sheepskin Rodders!

    Pathetic comment from someone who is supposed to be an important ‘reporter’, paid by pensioners under threat of imprisonment if they can’t afford the TV tax.