Channel 4 News has apologised for erroneously producing a social media clip which reported Boris Johnson saying he is in favour of having “people of colour” come to the UK instead of “people of talent”.
The video came from a speech the Prime Minister made in front of workers in Derbyshire on Thursday afternoon as he discussed immigration after Brexit.
Channel 4’s video contained the subtitles: “I’m in favour of having people of colour come to this country.
“But I think we should have it democratically controlled.”
As a row erupted over whether Mr Johnson said “colour” or “talent”, Channel 4 News removed the video from its social media page.
It then tweeted: “Boris Johnson says ‘people of talent’ not ‘people of colour’.
“Our earlier tweet was a mistake. We misheard and we apologise.”
Boris Johnson says “people of talent” not “people of colour.”— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) December 6, 2019
Our earlier tweet was a mistake. We misheard and we apologise.