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June Sarpong's salary as diversity champion for the BBC has been brought into question. The public broadcaster has been criticised after disclosing in its annual report that Sarpong earns £267,000 a year for working a three-day week as the corporation's director of creative diversity.

Glad to see they are not wasting it! Defund the BBC NOW!
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Report winningthought July 29, 2021 12:41 AM BST
And yet the rest of the world wants to come here to better themselves

If you mean by bettering themself by **** on you, than I'd have to agree.
Report winningthought July 29, 2021 12:45 AM BST
It's the first step. Foreigners are going to really start **** on you. Litterally. Bojo says immigration is good for business. Welcome to Scivy-hood. Foreigners are going to pay good money for scivvies.
Report akabula July 29, 2021 12:47 AM BST
Laugh Away and sober up. You from Cork?
Report winningthought July 29, 2021 12:47 AM BST
It'll be a world attraction. Wealthy foreigners are going to be **** all over native Brits, once a fabulous empire, soon it will be fabulous to **** on the has-beens.
Report winningthought July 29, 2021 12:48 AM BST
akabula Joined: 13 Mar 08
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Laugh Away and sober up. You from Cork?


No, Chelsea.
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 12:49 AM BST
WT lend us a few bob will ya send me a PM
Report winningthought July 29, 2021 12:49 AM BST
ETH only giuseppe
Report akabula July 29, 2021 12:50 AM BST
Chelsea with a high IQ? Another fantasist. Good-night.
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 12:51 AM BST
i can do that Cool
Report winningthought July 29, 2021 12:52 AM BST
akabula Joined: 13 Mar 08
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Chelsea with a high IQ? Another fantasist. Good-night.


In every encounter you have lost, and you have lost again. It's like 'whatever-nil'. So sad Happy
Report macarony July 29, 2021 8:40 AM BST
I fully expect the tories to get to grips with the BBC in latter half of their term of either this government or when Boris wins his second term as PM
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 8:42 AM BST
Whether Boris has a decent chance of winning a second term isn't in doubt. The doubt is if he is motivated enough to go for it.
Report saddo July 29, 2021 9:11 AM BST
The Gov suddenly went soft on the BBC when they needed them as a conduit for covid propaganda. They certainly earned themselves a reprieve.
Report Dr Crippen July 29, 2021 10:17 AM BST
The government  controls the BBC.
It is its mouthpiece.
The idea that the government will reform the BBC is fanciful.

The only thing they might change is funding.
They could do it through general taxation, but then the BBC would be seen by the public for what it really is.

But why would the government want to change the way the BBC is run?
Report Dr Crippen July 29, 2021 10:35 AM BST
There was no government deal with the BBC to oppose Brexit.

The government didn't have to ask the BBC for their support over Covid.

They simply gave the BBC their instructions and they ollowed them like they always have to.
Report Reynard July 29, 2021 10:53 AM BST
Aboslutely correct , Dr .
Report saddo July 29, 2021 11:22 AM BST
The gov stated they were going to de-criminalise non payment of license fee, when covid kicked off they reversed that decision, why?
Report Dr Crippen July 29, 2021 11:45 AM BST
Just rhetoric to kick the can down the road saddo.

It's the same with immigration. And the same with funding care in old age.

The government have talked tough on illegal immigration for over a decade.
But there's more coming across now than ever.

If the government had wanted to reform the BBC they'd have done it in the review before Brexit.
If the government wanted to curb illegal immigration they've have done it by now.
If the government wanted to alter the way that care home is funded they'd have done it by now.

It's the way they operate. They talk about it, and people think they're going to act.

Then they do nothing.
Report saddo July 29, 2021 12:17 PM BST
I suspect a handshake deal went on, we'll steer the mugs wherever you want if you don't de-criminalise.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:18 PM BST
Broadcast tory propaganda, accept our plants
you can carry on slurping gravy

Jobsagoodun
Report saddo July 29, 2021 12:20 PM BST
Is the ex Guardian boss running ITV a Labour plant?
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:22 PM BST
Whatabout!
Report saddo July 29, 2021 12:24 PM BST
Is she? Why would you avoid answering that?
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:27 PM BST
CareerEdit

Bazalgette joined the BBC News graduate news training scheme, and was subsequently picked by Esther Rantzen as a researcher on That's Life! from 1977. While a reporter at the BBC for Man Alive, he joined Eric Parsloe's video production company Epic. The BBC put him in charge of producing the programme Food and Drink, where he claims to have created the celebrity chef. He continued producing by forming his own production company Bazal, which created hits for British TV including Ready Steady Cook, Changing Rooms and Ground Force. In 1990, Bazal was acquired by Broadcast Communications, which itself was absorbed by Endemol.[citation needed]

In January 2005 Bazalgette became Chairman of Endemol UK and Creative Director of Endemol Group worldwide. He was responsible for shows including Big Brother and Deal or No Deal which were hits around the world, and led Endemol's digital entertainment strategy. Although Big Brother was an adaption of an existing series in the Netherlands, Bazalgette is credited with popularising the format around the world thanks to the adaptations he built into the UK version. During Bazalgette's time on the global board, Endemol grew strongly and in 2005 it was launched on the Dutch stock exchange. Over the next eighteen months it trebled in value and was sold in 2007 for €3.2 billion. In September 2007 it was announced that Bazalgette was standing down as Chairman and would assume the role of advisor.[7]

Bazalgette has long championed the value of the BBC for its trusted news and critical investment in original programming and creative talent. Along with others he has speculated how long the current funding model of the BBC will last, and whether in the future the licence fee might be reduced to pay specifically for core news and information content with voluntary subscription introduced to pay for drama and entertainment.[8]

Bazalgette has been awarded fellowships by BAFTA and the Royal Television Society, and is[when?] President of the Royal Television Society. He was as a non-executive director of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In September 2012 he was appointed chairman of Arts Council England, and began his 4-year term on 31 January 2013.[9]

The Independent argued that he may be "the most influential man in British television" as a result of his impact on the development of reality television and lifestyle TV programmes. The Daily Mail once named him as one of the "Ten Worst Britons" for Endemol's Channel 4 show Big Brother and the London Evening Standard television critic Victor Lewis-Smith said that Bazalgette had "done more to debase television over the past decade than anyone else."[10]

In September 2012 it was announced that he would succeed Dame Elizabeth Forgan as Chair of the Arts Council England.[3] Shortly before his tenure the Coalition Government implemented tough cuts to public arts spending. In his time at Arts Council England this was partly remedied with a new system of tax credits. By the end of his time, in the CSR of 2016, the Coalition actually put arts budgets up. In February 2016 Bazalgette was named as the Chairman of ITV, effective from 12 May 2016,[4] and In September 2016, it was announced that Sir Nicholas Serota would replace him at the Arts Council
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:29 PM BST
Avoid answering questions on privately owned itv when
talking about tory bias on publicly funded bbc

Lol

Whatabout, whatabout, whatabout
Report saddo July 29, 2021 12:29 PM BST
I'm not reading all that. There is an ex Guardian boss running ITV, following your logic regarding the BBC she is a Labour plant yes?
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:31 PM BST
Lol, your logic is poor

Whatabout, whatabout, whatabout
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 12:31 PM BST

Jul 29, 2021 -- 6:29AM, saddo wrote:


I'm not reading all that. There is an ex Guardian boss running ITV, following your logic regarding the BBC she is a Labour plant yes?


You believe that someone on this forum knows the answer to that ludicrous question?

Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:32 PM BST
Post details of head of itv

And confronted by the truth, he won't read it



LOL
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:35 PM BST
Carolyn mccall

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Bangalore, India, the only child of British expats (her Scottish father ran the Far East division of a US textile multinational; her Irish mother worked for the British High Commission in India),[1] she was educated in India and Singapore until her teens, then at a Roman Catholic girls' boarding school in Derbyshire. She studied for a BA degree in history and politics at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she met her husband Peter; the couple have three children (Emmeline, Max, and Dan) and live in Berkhamsted.[1]

On graduation she began training as a teacher, completing a year at Holland Park School. She then gained a master's degree in politics from the University of London, and subsequently joined construction group Costain. She was offered a job on Kevin Kelly's Business magazine.

McCall was a non-executive director of Lloyds TSB (2008–2009), New Look (1999–2005, a position to which she was reappointed in 2010); and Tesco (2005–2008), a position from which she resigned after Tesco sued The Guardian for libel.[4] She was chair of the Business in the Community project Opportunity Now,[5] and has also acted as president of Women in Advertising and Communications London.
Guardian Media GroupEdit

McCall applied to be a research planner at The Guardian, which she joined in 1986.[1]

Moving to advertising sales, she was mentored by Caroline Marland. As she rose through the Guardian Media Group behind Marland, Management Today magazine called her "one of the toughest operators to have risen through The Guardian Media Group's ranks."[1] After rising to become CEO of Guardian Newspapers Ltd (now Guardian News & Media Ltd) in August 2006,[6] she became CEO of the Guardian Media Group. During her tenure the Manchester Evening News and regionally based business were sold to Trinity Mirror, and a 49.9% stake in Trader Media Group was sold to Apax Partners, in a deal that valued the business at £1.35bn.[1]
easyJetEdit

On 24 March 2010, McCall's appointment as the chief executive of easyJet was announced.[7] She was said to prefer a "pragmatic approach to human resources rather than politically correct niceties".[8] McCall became one of five female CEOs of a FTSE 100 Index company.[9]

During McCall's tenure at easyJet, the airline's shares almost quadrupled,[10] and McCall arranged for the airline to "snatch up pieces" of Air Berlin and Alitalia.[11]

McCall's departure from easyJet was announced on 17 July 2017[12] after seven years at the company. Michael O'Leary, the CEO of rival Ryanair, said the airline industry would have been poorer without her; "I clearly underestimated her and I was proved wrong. She forced us to up our game on customer service. EasyJet and the industry are better as a result of her tenure." Willie Walsh, chief executive of the British Airways parent International Airlines Group, said he was "sorry to see Carolyn [McCall] leave".[13]

McCall left EasyJet with a £5 million payment.[14] The company appointed Johan Lundgren, then deputy chief executive of TUI Group, as her successor.[15]
ITVEdit

On 8 January 2018, following seven years as easyJet chief executive, McCall became the first female chief executive of commercial broadcaster ITV.[3] She replaced Adam Crozier in the role.[16]

She is a creator of BritBox, a subscription video service venture in partnership with the BBC which launched of late 2019 in the UK. She said "It's quite bold, going into a market which Netflix has already been in for eight years."[17]

McCall earned a £3.7 million salary at ITV in 2018. Her 2019 base salary was set to increase by 2.5 per cent "in line with the wider employee group".[18] In April 2020, McCall along with other senior executives took a 20% pay cut in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.[19]

McCall serves as a non-executive board member in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.[20]






Don't look like a Labour plant either
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 12:37 PM BST
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)[3] is a department of the government of the United Kingdom. The department was formed during a machinery of government change on 14 July 2016, following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, through a merger between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).[4]
Report flat16 July 29, 2021 1:58 PM BST
BBC the propaganda outlet for the Labour party ,have also campaigned for Remain + Biden ,currently firmly behind the SNP with BBC Scotland (SNPTV) and of course Welsh independence ,all as the National broadcaster ,that is how to rip the piss out of impartial.
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 2:23 PM BST

Jul 29, 2021 -- 7:58AM, flat16 wrote:


BBC the propaganda outlet for the Labour party ,have also campaigned for Remain + Biden ,currently firmly behind the SNP with BBC Scotland (SNPTV) and of course Welsh independence ,all as the National broadcaster ,that is how to rip the piss out of impartial.


It wouldn't make financial sense for bbc Scotland to favour the SNP.

Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 2:24 PM BST
Or Plaid Cymru.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 2:27 PM BST
It's odd that folk still think
bbc is propaganda for Labour.

How quaint, and misinformed
Report flat16 July 29, 2021 2:31 PM BST
It does not need to make "financial sense" ,the BBC are riddled with ideological Socialists who recruit ideological socialists  ,when socialism itself defies simple economics. Just watch the channels it is not that subtle.
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 2:35 PM BST
So you are suggesting that the bbc staff in Wales and Scotland are actively conspiring to put themselves out of a job?
Report flat16 July 29, 2021 2:40 PM BST
Ideological does suggest that but also comrade wee Nicky ,might be needing some left wing broadcasters ,even socialists need the media ,tbf they are actually very good at it.
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 2:44 PM BST
But Scotland and Wales won't be part of Great Britain if independent. Why would anyone actively be scheming to become unemployed? I don't get it.
Report Cider July 29, 2021 2:50 PM BST
They'd get redundancy and return as a freelance consultant for SNPTV (in a more formal capacity).
Report flat16 July 29, 2021 2:51 PM BST
Wow this is like pulling "hens teeth" an independent socialist Scotland ,would have a broadcaster , who would of course employ left wing broadcasters.
Also an ideological socialist does not prioritise monetary rewards ,their joy is to influence and enlighten us all to their ways..
Report Cider July 29, 2021 2:57 PM BST
Inherent bias in the media is not necessarily about party politics, it's about ideology. An ideology that believes in putting people in groups, based in immutable characteristics, victimhood, and centralisation. They feel they are the intelligent people, and better at making decisions for those poor proles than the proles can make for themselves. They will of course support parties and politicians that are closer to that ideology.
Report flat16 July 29, 2021 3:04 PM BST
Just because they do not sing "keep the red flag flying" between programmes ,most of it is blatant ,some subliminal ,some cryptic.
The perceived superiority pours off the telly.
Report lfc1971 July 29, 2021 3:13 PM BST
The  country would be a better place without the BBC imo ( although I watch the golf highlights )
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 3:20 PM BST
Obviously the OP has set this thread up because Sarpong is black and a woman and I am sure Kleenex are glad about that but why is Sarpong paid £267,000 a year if indeed she is?

I love the BBC. Perhaps akabula will post salaries of everybody who receives a higher income than this and we can all ask why and what do they do that is more important and ok valuable to a Company than an NHS nurse!

Of course I very much doubt akabula will do this because his preoccupation with racism and bigotry takes up most of his time. Perhaps he is moisok's lover. I can see them getting on rather well. Maybe they even know Michael Gove.
Report flat16 July 29, 2021 3:22 PM BST
BBC Scotland (SNPTV) is actually quite scary ,tribalistic ,divisive and plain nasty.......besides the blatant propaganda.
Report Cider July 29, 2021 3:26 PM BST
Whisperingdeath

Looks like you are the only poster bringing the individual's race and gender into the chat. Perhaps you are suffering from the conditioning to encourage people to prejudice others based on their immutable characteristics. Great timing, given my earlier post, thanks Cool
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 3:29 PM BST
Not really cider

Why Sarpong?

Tell me how many other BBC people get that sort of money for what and how many days a week they work! Plenty of people at the BBC get too much money. If he is really interested in the BBC wasting our money perhaps he can tell us all how many others get fat salaries and for what? So tell me why Sarpong if not because of her colour cider?
Report Cider July 29, 2021 3:35 PM BST
It was in the news yesterday, presumably as the figures for the new position have been recently made public.

This role is paid more than the DG of the BBC.

Nobody knows what the role achieves, or what her credentials were for the position. The 'controversy' quite rightly, is around the assertion that it looks like a virtue signalling appointment on a vastly inflated salary, and a part time position.

Obviously there is loads of chat about the on screen 'talent' being vastly overpaid, but at least in those instances we can see the results of the product we're paying for.
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 3:40 PM BST
" virtue signalling "  hmmn!

So maybe this is the tip of the iceberg are there any white middle class, middle aged men who get the same for doing what? or if akabula ok with that because they are white, male, middle class and middle aged?

What about you cider do you only object to Sarpong getting £267,000 a year for no reason because she is black but think it is ok for men to get paid vastly more for no reason?
Report Cider July 29, 2021 3:49 PM BST
A person's age or gender doesn't interest me, unless they are treated differently due to those immutable characteristics.

The BBC is a horrendous organisation, a pale imitation of what it used to be. This manufactured position is simply indicative of that.

If you have a comparable example, of someone with a different gender and ethnicity, getting paid more than the DG for a part time manufactured non job at the BBC, fire away.
Report Cider July 29, 2021 3:50 PM BST
Or race, I don't care what someone's immutable characteristics are.
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 3:55 PM BST
of course you don't
Report Just Checking July 29, 2021 3:58 PM BST
When I read the leftie trolls above (and other threads) I find it horrifying that apparently betfair have established that these children were 18 - 10/20 years ago.
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 4:23 PM BST
Lefties, trolls....the level of debate Shocked
Report Cider July 29, 2021 4:30 PM BST
The level of debate is using someone's immutable characteristics to close it down. The race card, anyone seen that being payed before? How about justifying the creation of the role, it being part time, the level of pay being higher than the person responsible for the running of the entire organisation, the qualifications of the person given the role specific to it, and the achievements to date.
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 4:40 PM BST
Yawn

How about she is black and a woman? That is what has got up some people's nose! Plenty of people at the BBC getting more for less, why? And why no concern except for the black woman?
Report Cider July 29, 2021 4:45 PM BST
This information becoming public hasn't got up my nose, I gave up on the BBC a long time ago. It is far from surprising, however. It seems you are unable to address the actual points. You are the only poster using race and gender as a defence.
Report Whisperingdeath July 29, 2021 4:49 PM BST
I am not defending her or the BBC for getting / paying £267,000 for a three day week for what?

Where did you get that idea?
Report Cider July 29, 2021 4:59 PM BST
How many times does one have to post the same thing. You turned this thread into a discussion about gender and race. I'm stating I don't care about those things.

You don't want to justify the appointment, or provide similar examples. If you are claiming that this thread is only instigated due the immutable characteristics of the individual involved, you should be able to provide analogous examples of other appointments that were ignored by the OP.
Report Just Checking July 29, 2021 5:51 PM BST
She gets paid best part of twice the PMs salary for a 3 day week (so much more than 2x pro rata) doing a woke "job" that arguably shouldn't exist in the first place, in an institution pissing off huge amount of viewers (and increasingly ex viewers) due to wokeness and a tick box culture. A job that that let's face it she will have DUE to her race as they would never have employed a white person to do it, which is ironically clearly certifiably a racist employment practice.

Brain Surgeon salary UK, average base £97,071:
https://www.payscale.com/research/UK/Job=Neurosurgeon/Salary
NHS Brain Surgeon base pay average £107,224 - £114,911:
https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salary/NHS-Brain-Surgeon-Salaries-E12873_D_KO4,17.htm

Head of Wokery at the BBC £267,000.
For a 3 day week to try and make the BBC output worse. Brilliant.
Report lfc1971 July 29, 2021 7:09 PM BST
There is no point trying to convince leftists that the BBC is institutionally a left / liberal organisation
And holds views that millions of British people disagree with and oppose
They cannot see it and will never agree

That’s the very reason why the licence fee should be scrapped
Report akabula July 29, 2021 11:39 PM BST
Whisperingdeath
Yawn
How about she is black and a woman? That is what has got up some people's nose! Plenty of people at the BBC getting more for less, why? And why no concern except for the black woman?


Are you oblivious to the numerous threads complaining about the money paid to Lineker.?
I doubt it but you saw this as another opening to brand people racist. Tw4t
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk July 29, 2021 11:45 PM BST
The memo has already gone round the BBC to "prioritise black job applicants for new posts and promotions within the org", that much is plain
What do they need to pay goofy Sarpong for?
Report macarony July 30, 2021 12:51 AM BST
The first thing that I would do at the BBC world immediately putility anybody that done more than a couple of hours work a week on the books, the reason being to would end the tax dodge of claiming to be self employed everyone would be PAYE.
The next thing I would do would be to launch an enquiry into past output and if anything was deemed to be not impartial then the culprit would be suspended with possibility of termination of contract. Those with too close a connection with any of the daily papers or political parties lobby groups etc would be given the choice to either leave the organisation or the BBC in order to stop the obvious conflict of interest
Report Dr Crippen July 30, 2021 12:38 PM BST
The BBC is typical of the civil service.
A very deep pot to draw from, and generally a law unto themselves until they're overuled.

Payment of the licence fee, is almost voluntary for anyone with a spark of knowledge with regard to how it's enforced.
So anyone who thinks the licence fee should be abolished, can act accordingly.
Of course if one has a family it becomes more difficult.

We should never lose sight of the fact that anything that goes on at the BBC comes under the control of the government.
If they do nothing, then it must be fine by them.
Report Whisperingdeath July 30, 2021 1:18 PM BST
BBC over Fox News or GB News all day long
Report macarony July 30, 2021 1:36 PM BST
How would you react if you were forced by law to contribute to GB news?
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 1:52 PM BST
that's a good idea

would be a suitable counterweight to the BBC
Report flat16 July 30, 2021 3:31 PM BST
I do not believe you can counterweight the BBC ,besides the obvious advantages of public funding ,it has inherited credibility ,perceived believability ,people turn it on to listen to the actual news and the impartial truth ,of course this trust is cruelly misused ,turning it into the most powerful media tool out there ,totally controlled by the metropolitan bourgeois.
Report Whisperingdeath July 30, 2021 3:49 PM BST
Yes The Metropolitan Bourgeois

They will have us eating cake and as long as it is Mr Kipling I can live with it!
Report flat16 July 30, 2021 4:02 PM BST
When people pay millions just for the adverts in between programmes ,imagine the power of controlling the actual programmes ,Russia and China do.
Imagine John Humphrys read out tonight at 9pm that people should wear two masks when out shopping ,or how many thought all policeman were corrupt ,on drugs ,having an affair and trying to frame a lovable villain after a particularly gruelling line of duty episode ,the ultimate influencers dream.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 4:59 PM BST
even better

scrap the BBC and give the license fee money to GB News
Report LoyalHoncho July 30, 2021 7:14 PM BST
politics punter     29 Jul 21 13:44

Pointless mate offering informed and reasoned debate on a thread like this though top marks for trying.
Hope you and yours are well.
Report macarony July 30, 2021 7:53 PM BST
The young do not bother with the BBC and in a few years it will go the way of dodo
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 8:58 PM BST
Sky

£80 per month for the sports channels and movies.

BBC £159 per annum for:

BBC1
BBC2
BBC news channel
CBBC
BBC4
BBC knowledge
BBC entertainment
BBC Earth
BBC First
BBC CBeebies
BBC iPLayer

Radio 1
Radio 2
Radio 3
Radio4
Radio5
Radio sports extra
Radio 4 extra
BBC World Service
BBC local radio

And some utter turds want to make the BBC show adverts and cost berzillions per month because they have a doctrinaire view that the BBC should broadcast fascism rather than try to be objective.

Utter madness.

The BBC is one of the things that United us and makes Great Britain truly great.
Report saddo July 30, 2021 8:59 PM BST
Aye, right  Laugh
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:04 PM BST
If the stupid anti BBC right wing nutters do manage to stop me listening to the results on radio 5 on Saturday, prevent me watching Strictly, the Peeky Blinders and Line of Duty I and millions of other people will be seriously pissseed off.
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:12 PM BST
Millions of people across the world rely on the BBC for factual news their own countries cannot provide.
It was a saving grace for Terry Waite.
It was a beacon of light for repressed millions in the 2nd world war and through the Cold War.
The Russians ban the BBC as do the Chinese the Iranians and many other people opposed to free speech and democracy.
And some dribbling nut jobs on a betting forum want the BBC to be sacrificed because they don't like the truth,

Says a lot more about the content of their character and everything about the wonderful BBC.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:16 PM BST
BBC1
BBC2
BBC news channel
CBBC
BBC4
BBC knowledge
BBC entertainment
BBC Earth
BBC First
BBC CBeebies
BBC iPLayer

Radio 1
Radio 2
Radio 3
Radio4
Radio5
Radio sports extra
Radio 4 extra
BBC World Service
BBC local radio

it's all SHOIGHT
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:17 PM BST
GB News is FREE
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:18 PM BST
"It was a beacon of light for repressed millions in the 2nd world war and through the Cold War."

beacon of shight more like
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:18 PM BST
Oh is it?
Really?

I rather think that me and most British citizens think that it’s all of very high quality.

And that is because it is..
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:20 PM BST
GB news is so appalling it’s only viewer recently complained and retuned to the BBC.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:21 PM BST
no i didn't
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:22 PM BST

"It was a beacon of light for repressed millions in the 2nd world war and through the Cold War."

beacon of shight more like


Guiseppe you may be quite drunk and you may know nothing of British history. That much is very clear,

But disputing the importance of the BBC in the Cold War and the Second World War makes you look terribly ignorant.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:24 PM BST
American industrial strength and Soviet soldiers won WW2, not the BBC

I assumed you were a communist anyway?
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:25 PM BST
you were opposed to American intervention in Vietnam if I recall correctly?
Report saddo July 30, 2021 9:27 PM BST
The war ended 70 years ago COT, it's not the same people running it now.
Report Giuseppe July 30, 2021 9:30 PM BST
the cold war ended because the soviets couldn't afford to keep up with America any more

Gorby tried to fix the economy but things only got worse
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:32 PM BST
The Cold War did not end so recently.

And assumptions are an ass between u and I.

I am a democrat.

I just oppose fascism racism and ludicrous inequality where the top 3% richest people get ever richer at our expense.
Report saddo July 30, 2021 9:45 PM BST
Jesus COT, look at the wages they pay nomark celebs with money from the 97%, you think they want equality?  Laugh
Report cryoftruth July 30, 2021 9:55 PM BST
look at the wages they pay nomark celebs with money from the 97%, you think they want equality?

I honestly have no idea what that question means.

I do know that the BBC is one of the truly great things about out country. It’s also fantastic value and something I and millions of others will defend as being an absolutely key British institution that only utter idiots, nutters, fascists or maniac communists would want to attack.
Report Dr Crippen July 31, 2021 12:08 PM BST
The BBC is just another publicly funded job club for the boys.

It's there when the government needs it.

The Tories put up with the BBC's left-wing bias on subjects because this government in particular agrees with most of it.

Boris isn't a proper Tory by any means, he's more a liberal. And with her hand down the front of his trousers, he's even further to the left.
Report Cider July 31, 2021 12:45 PM BST
People confuse the government with the politicians. Politicians come and go, but the blob, whitehall, central government stay in permanent situ. BBC is just an extension of the elitist central government. And the NHS for that matter. It was no surprise to hear that Simon Stevens was at Oxford with half of the goons pulling the strings in the country.
Report macarony July 31, 2021 2:56 PM BST
Millions of people across the world rely on the BBC for factual news their own countries cannot provide.

How much do these people pay towards the BBC's version of events?
Report macarony July 31, 2021 2:57 PM BST

I do know that the BBC is one of the truly great things about out country

Which country Scotland?
Report Whisperingdeath August 1, 2021 4:47 PM BST
8 executives on the failing Test and Trace paid more than the Prime Minister.....why?
Report akabula August 2, 2021 12:07 AM BST
You suggesting that Boris is underpaid?
Report Whisperingdeath August 2, 2021 5:38 AM BST
I have been consistent in suggesting he is stupid and have backed it up with  evidence
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