Tories and BBC

This actually comes from BBC news about how Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP would like the broadcaster to change, which topic is also covered in a more informative Guardian article. Nevertheless, the telling bit in the BBC one is the reaction of Elizabeth Smith, Scottish Conservatives’ Culture Spokesperson:

“Instead of focusing on much-loved programmes like Strictly or Eastenders, the SNP’s vision for the BBC is for millions of pounds of licence fee funds to be diverted to pay for as yet unspecified programmes which accord with the SNP’s national story.”

Translation: “We want the broadcaster turned into something indistinguishable from commercial stations. After that nobody will have reason to object when we decide the time has come to privatise it – or close it down altogether.”



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