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Why we must stop worrying and learn to love the BBC

By Mary Fitzgerald  

The BBC’s funding is being raided and its output attacked more ferociously than ever, reports John Lloyd in this month’s Prospect. Earlier this month Stephen Carter’s Digital Britain report called for the BBC to share a slice of its licence fee with its struggling competitors. Could this mark the beginning of the end of public service broadcasting? And if so, should this matter?

It certainly should, argues Lloyd. The BBC’s list of sins may be…

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