The deal announced yesterday was more than the BBC could have wished for. It appears that both the Government and the BBC have their heads in the sand. It is incredible that in 2016 the Government still thinks this is the best way to fund a national broadcaster. The Government still thinks it is appropriate […]

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John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, will publish a White Paper on the future of the BBC today. This week we are publishing a series of articles expanding on the recommendations we submitted in October 2015 to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s public consultation on the future of the BBC. This is the fourth […]

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John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, will publish a White Paper on the future of the BBC on Thursday. This week we are publishing a series of articles expanding on the recommendations we submitted in October 2015 to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s public consultation on the future of the BBC. This is the […]

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John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, will publish a White Paper on the future of the BBC on Thursday. This week we are publishing a series of articles expanding on the recommendations we submitted in October 2015 to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s public consultation on the future of the BBC. This is the […]

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John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, will publish a White Paper on the future of the BBC on Thursday. This week we are publishing a series of articles expanding on the recommendations we submitted in October 2015 to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s public consultation on the future of the BBC. This is the […]

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“If we don’t renew it [the BBC Charter], it may well be that the BBC will cease to exist, which is occasionally a tempting prospect.” So said John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, at a meeting of Cambridge University Conservative Association last week. I think many of us share his frustration, although for the avoidance of […]

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That was the message in today’s Daily Mail, and it doesn’t come as a surprise. Take a look here to see the type of scaremongering 38 Degrees engineered to get its supporters to take part in the consultation on the future of the BBC organised by the Department for Culture, Media […]

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Who would have believed it? I know it will come as a shock to the great British public, but the BBC has twice as many layers of management than it needs. Alas, it is the truth, and the words came out of the mouth of Rona Fairhead herself. For those of you who don’t know […]

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