I’m loath to post this but after today’s Green Paper announcement by the Government I afraid to that it spells the end of the BBC as we know it. This is a purely ideological decision driven by the misguided idea the the Beeb is a hot bed of left-wing views designed to overthrow the Tories.
The Tories want a smaller BBC so the commercial rivals can have the playing field clear to scoop up the big shows and viewing figures, but they still want a ‘popular’ BBC but not too popular.
Of course the BBC isn’t perfect, but for 40p a day (a lot more and lot cheaper than Sky/BT/Virgin but people still moan!) it is an incredible bargain.
When we lose it (which I think we will) then we’ll all be sorry because we’ll never get it back. And then it’s the NHS next.