This Writer just sent an email to Brecon and Radnorshire’s Conservative MP, Chris Davies:
“When will Parliament publish the results of the consultation on the future of the BBC?
“I was one of the huge number of people who responded to the consultation.
“Is the government withholding the results in order to hide the true extent of public support for the BBC? There seems to be no other reason for the delay.
“The government needs to be reminded that the BBC is a hugely important part of the UK’s culture. Its contribution to the arts is unparalleled anywhere in the world, and this is largely because, thanks to the licence fee, it is not constrained by commercial concerns.
“The only area in which the BBC lets the public down is its newsgathering and reporting, which is unreasonably biased towards the Conservative Party. This is because the BBC news operation is packed with either Conservative supporters or members of the Conservative Party. That must stop.
“There is, of course, absolutely no reason for the government to cut the BBC any further – unless it is to advance the ambitions of the Conservative Party’s friends in the commercial media? You will be aware that the Conservative Government’s unreasonable demand that the BBC should fund free TV licences for pensioners has already placed a huge, politically-motivated financial burden on our public service broadcaster, and that is why I say the Conservative Government must impose no FURTHER cuts on BBC funding.
“Please ask John Whittingdale to publish the results of the consultation immediately. No government should hide the results of a public consultation from the public.
“I look forward to hearing from you. I will want to know that you have taken action on this matter.”
It will be interesting to see if Mr Davies pays this matter any attention at all.
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