The Government has waited a long time but it looks like it will take the opportunity to wield the knife and cut off the BBC’s head…the head that always looks the other way when difficult questions are asked of it.
Ther Sunday Times reports that they plan to hand regulation of the BBC to Ofcom removing the BBC Trust from its double headed position of being both champion and regulator of the BBC.
A ‘senior source’ at the DCMS said ‘It is clear that the Trust, which is both cheerleader for the BBC and its regulator, does not work. There are contradictions.’
‘Nobody could be left with any confidence in this governance structure. It is just jaw dropping.’
Labour’s Ben Bradshaw also wants Ofcom to take over from the Trust which may bode well for such an eventuality happening.
It is perhaps an irony that it is ‘Money’ that has brought the BBC low….never mind the bias…just like Al Capone the BBC is untouchable for its real crimes but gets caught with its fingers in the till.
The BBC that lectures us so primly about the greed of the Bankers, that sternly upbraids us for consumerism, that hectors us about saving the planet whilst flying to work.
I’d quote something from the Bible but no one at the BBC would get the reference…perhaps Giles Fraser could translate…then again perhaps not.
For the BBC troopers on the frontline bombarding us with its left wing, liberal cluster bombs not much will change….at least in their minds.
However that may change, though slowly, if Ofcom takes a more independent and rigorous view of the BBC’s coverage and forces change at the BBC with rulings that do challenge its imposition of its particular world view upon us all.