Today the 5 million or so listeners of the BBC radio drama the Archers heard an epsode straight from the Bayer/BBKA book of children’s scare stories. We heard (at 7.30 mins) that the neonic ban will reduce oilseed rape yields and harm bees. The harm is because farmers will supposedly use older more toxic chemicals instead. No mention is made of the possibility of using IPM on the crop and no mention is made of the fact that yields did not rise when neonics came in (so why should they fall when they are removed?). As to the comment in the story about bees starving due to less oil seed rape being planted, given the demand for fuel crops that is driving OSR acreage, I doubt very much that plantings will fall significantly.
The process is somewhat tortuous, but the BBC complaints page is here.