Following multiple complaints from viewers in South-West England and the Channel Islands that weather presenters were obscuring their region, the BBC has started trials of a modified UK map.
The BBC’s Head of Weather Raine Downey told us: ‘So, we honestly didn’t think anyone would notice going forward. I mean, it’s not as though we’ve moved London is it?’
However, the Royal Order of Cartographers were emphatic in their condemnation of the new map. In a statement released this morning they said:
‘It is simply outrageous that the BBC should feel free to trample willy-nilly over the very definition of our British coastline whose specific geographic boundaries form the legal and physical definition of our sovereign territory stretching back millennia.’