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Chris Loder MP
In today’s writes on the BBC and my letter, co-signed by colleagues, to new Director-General Tim Davie. Political bias, impartiality, censorship and the licence fee - changes are needed at the BBC, read my letter in full:
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Margie Barbour Aug 30
Sad to see you ally yourself with this group . Also I’m sure you know that the Adam Smith institute, and Institute of Economic Affairs, who frequently have spokesman on QT and are invited on to Newsnight, are essentially right wing think tanks.
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Chris Loder MP Aug 31
Thanks for your note Margie. But I’m afraid I’m not just an ally. I’m leading it!
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Andy Purchase Aug 30
Well said Chris and colleagues. Regrettable but essential. The BBC needs to regain its integrity, rather than lose its funding.
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Sanjiv Sachdev Sep 6
McCarthyism is on the march.
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Why Ld 🕷3.5% Aug 30
The new conservative dirty word, activist - a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change. Surely what politics should be about.
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Yo-ho-ho Sozzinski Aug 31
There's absolutely no problem if the BBC wants to stuff its channels & radio stations with activists. The problem arises when they expect everybody to pay for them to do so and they break the impartiality terms of their charter.
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Margie Barbour Aug 30
The licence fee change is due to change in government policy. And over 75s in receipt of pension credit won’t have to pay.
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KT happy for 🇺🇸 PARKER ʕ•͡ᴥ• ʔ🐝🐝🐝 Aug 31
That's right. Govt should be paying for over 75s TV licences, not the BBC. It was a Tory Govt that pushed this social cost onto the BBC. We remember Govt doing it. We were there! I wish this Govt wld treat us with more respect, and not as if we've all got the memories of a gnat.
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Kay Taylor Aug 30
I am a constituent of yours and cannot agree with your views here. You have been very selective in your examples and evidence - those on the left equally complain about bias. The BBC needs to be free of all political control and that is not currently the case.
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JRM1791 Sep 6
Totally agree. Getting rid of licences will be far more dangerous for our democracy. We need the BBC to be answerable to the public.
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