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John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary: A Declaration of “War” on the BBC?

Former chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport committee, and avowed anti-BBC politician John Whittingdale, has been appointed Culture Secretary in the Conservative Party’s victorious post-election Cabinet reshuffle. The dangers to the BBC’s continued reliance on the licence fee and its survival as a non-commerical broadcaster are quite obvious. Whittingdale’s previous criticisms of the BBC…

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The TV License: A Defence

For some time now, there has been uneasiness over the subject of the TV license. First introduced in 1946, many have questioned the license fees relevancy in a world populated by ad breaks, on-demand, and Netflix. The issue is rearing its ugly head again with the upcoming election (which you may or may not have…

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