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The BBC is not the NHS

As support for the licence fee starts to fray, the BBC has come up with a new concept of "public value" which places it in the same category as public services like health and education. But it isn't
Barry Cox  

A public realm

By making the public sector more efficient, is Tony Blair killing off the public sector ethos? Blame the cult of individualism
Barry Cox  

Defending apathy

We should stop fretting about the declining interest in traditional politics. It is perfectly healthy
Barry Cox  

Two tiers for TV

Pay television will not belong to Rupert Murdoch. But Barry Cox, a senior television executive, says it will create a two-tier system in which commercial values will dominate. It is up to politicians to ensure that the residual "free" service…
Barry Cox