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Reprieve for the BBC?

Despite the government's apparent hostility, the corporation is on a roll

By Ian Hargreaves   July 2016

John Whittingdale was "motivated by tribal instinct to cut the BBC in favour of its more politically reliable commercial rivals" ©Carl Court/Getty Images


On Monday 11th May 2015, John Whittingdale, MP for the Essex constituency of Maldon, was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Given his credentials as a Thatcherite ultra and Brexiteer, the Daily Telegraph confidently greeted the appointment as “an effective…

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