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How Can We Save The BBC?

It’s a question that may appear alarmist, but it’s surely a valid one to ask given recent developments affecting the future of Britain’s national broadcaster. Fresh from imposing a new licence fee settlement (with no public debate or consultation) on the corporation requiring it to shoulder the substantial cost of free television licences for over-75’s, the…

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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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