Tuesday August 4, 2020

The right should realise that public broadcasting is not the enemy

Public broadcasters offer a package that should gladden the heart of any conservative

26th January, 2020
BBC director-general Tony Hall resigned suddenly last week

The BBC faces an existential threat from Boris Johnson’s Conservative government. Last week, as director-general Tony Hall resigned suddenly, the Guardian unearthed blog posts from 2004 by Johnson’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, in which he described the BBC as a “mortal enemy” of the Conservatives.

Cummings advised that its credibility needed to be undermined and recommended “aiming for the end of the BBC in its current form”. Johnson has sent...

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