Magazine article Geographical

Just the Facts

Magazine article Geographical

Just the Facts

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This issue hits the newsstands just as people up and down the United Kingdom head into polling booths and decide whether or not to remain a part of the European Union. We're not a political magazine. We don't take a position. Throughout its 80-plus-year existence, Geographical has always strived to offer an unbiased look at the world, to present people, places and issues from an unfiltered, uneditorialised point of view. It's not always easy. Often it can be hard to look at stories of injustice or ill-treatment, or at ignorance-presented-as-policy and not want to shake a fist and cry 'wrong, wrong, wrong!' at all within earshot.

But as the barrage of spin and misinformation that has come out of both the 'Leave' and 'Remain' campaigns has shown over the last few months, once you nail your colours to a mast it then becomes increasingly difficult not to constantly feed only the narrative that best suits your goals. There's plenty of actual truth out there, but good luck finding any of it among the scare stories and vested interests. …

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