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TV licence 'faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust' - Shapps
« on: 27 October 2013, 22:45:05 »
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The BBC could face a cut in the TV licence fee or have to share it with other broadcasters unless it rebuilds public trust, a Tory minister has said.

Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps told the Sunday Telegraph the broadcaster must be "more transparent" and change its "culture of secrecy".

The current 145.50 annual fee would be "too much" without reform, he said.

A BBC spokesman said transparency and freedom from political pressure were key to the BBC's future.

Mr Shapps' comments come after negative publicity over pay-outs to top executives and the handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Numerous allegations against Savile, who presented programmes including Jim'll Fix It during a long career at the BBC, emerged after his death in 2011 and police have since described him as a "prolific, predatory sex offender".

Mr Shapps also mentioned the case of former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a series of sexual assaults on young girls.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24690002

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Re: TV licence 'faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust' - Shapps
« Reply #1 on: 27 October 2013, 22:50:07 »
will never be transparent when TORIES run the BBC Trust and TORIES are the Political Editing of the BBC!!!

Chairman of the BBC Trust:
Lord Chris Patten (Conservative)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Patten

BBC Political Editor:
Nick Robinson (Conservative)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Robinson

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Re: TV licence 'faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust' - Shapps
« Reply #2 on: 27 October 2013, 23:46:46 »
This is all about the Tories trying to brow beat the BBC on the run up to an election.

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Re: TV licence 'faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust' - Shapps
« Reply #3 on: 28 October 2013, 01:36:49 »
they've already got some control over it!!

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Re: TV licence 'faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust' - Shapps
« Reply #4 on: 28 October 2013, 09:48:35 »
will never be transparent when TORIES run the BBC Trust and TORIES are the Political Editing of the BBC!!!

What is transparent anyway. Even if the BBC was/is 'run' by Conservatives as you say, it's never going to be completely transparent/unbiased because everyone has an opinion. One cannot be completely objective!

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Re: TV licence 'faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust' - Shapps
« Reply #5 on: 28 October 2013, 18:23:28 »
will never be transparent when TORIES run the BBC Trust and TORIES are the Political Editing of the BBC!!!

Chairman of the BBC Trust:
Lord Chris Patten (Conservative)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Patten

BBC Political Editor:
Nick Robinson (Conservative)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Robinson
I thought the BBC was free of political bias ?

It should be mind you if the Tories really are in control, I can't see why they want to change it ?  :-\

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Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps told the Sunday Telegraph the broadcaster must be "more transparent" and change its "culture of secrecy".

 

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