Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Tories hate the BBC

Just a quick passing note as I'm rushing off:

The Conservative Party hate the BBC. They probably won't campaign openly on a 'shut the BEEB' ticket, but you can expect Auntie to be in something close to the position that PBS holds in the US after a reasonably short period of Conservative government.

The problem is that their position will go down reasonably well with a sizeable section of the paid commentariat, and Tory activists love it.

The Tories won't break cover and declare open hostility to the corporation in advance of the election either - yet I'd be inclined to believe that their approach to the BBC - if expressed honestly and openly - would be terrifically unpopular.

Just saying.......

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