“Andrew Neil has stepped down as chairman of GB News, it has been confirmed. The journalist and broadcaster, 72, has been absent from the channel after announcing a break two weeks into its launch. He will continue to contribute to GB News as a regular guest commentator. He said: ‘I am sorry to go but I have concluded it’s time to reduce my commitments on a number of fronts. Over the summer I’ve had time to reflect on my extensive portfolio of interests and decided it was time to cut back. I wish GB News well in continuing to fulfill its founding promise and mission to reach audiences currently underserved by existing news broadcasters'” The Scotsman reports.
Apparently this is a pretty big deal as Neil was supposed to be one of the respectable-ish names added to the lineup of GB News after its launch in June. GBN itself was supposed to be the British version of Fox News (though Murdoch is not involved) and one of its founders is notorious Brexit scumbag Nigel Farage. The launch has been a complete clusterfuck.