Wednesday, 21 January 2009


The BBC committed itself to supporting NoLab. Even though they had a duty to continue the tradition of neutrality they opted that one of the most prestigious broadcasting authorities in the world would decide to row in with NoLab after Alistair Campbell had his tantrum.

They fear that this government will withdraw their support for the licence fee which allows the BBC board to lavish luxury on themselves. They have unlimited funding thanks to 'ancient' rules of broadcasting which allows our traditional service to claim from the public.

Consequently the BBC lost its neutrality and therefore lost its independence and therefore lost its right to claim taxpayer's money. If they want to support just one political party then fair enough but I do not want to pay for it.

How do the journalists at the BBC live with themselves? For example the BBC's business editor Robert Peston is an embarrassment. He is no broadcaster and he stutters and hesitates throughout any broadcast which takes prime time. He may be an expert in his field but unfortunately he comes across as someone who cannot cut it on television.

I think that the time has come for the BBC to go commercial. They will then learn that the day they compromised their precious neutrality was the day that they lost the right to public money.

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