BBC reporter won’t apologise over Fiji item

Comodore Voreqe Bainimarama

The journalist behind the recent BBC report on cash for question in the British parliament which angered Fiji’s prime minister says he won’t apologise.

Daniel Foggo’s investigative item involved a fake consultancy company set up to see if MPs at Westminster would take money to try to influence the UK government to readmit Fiji into the Commonwealth.

One MP, Patrick Mercer, has been forced to resign from the Conservative Party.

Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has responded angrily to Fiji being used in this manner, as the coup installed military government he leads had nothing to do with the lobbying efforts shown on the BBC program.

But Daniel Foggo tells Bruce Hill his choice of Fiji as the issue to attract British MPs was carefully thought out.


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