Statement, November 5 2020
On November 2 we removed an opinion piece published briefly on FT.com when we discovered factual inaccuracies that should have been captured in the editing process. Since it included a mistranslation of a quote from Emmanuel Macron, we of course offered the French President a right of reply. We have published his letter in the FT.
The FT publishes a broad range of voices and views. Our global readers value the independence and quality of our journalism, and our international perspective. The article's removal had nothing to do with the views expressed by the writer, who is an FT journalist.