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John Whittingdale should realise a strong BBC is in the national interest

The BBC needs to make the case for the licence fee more clearly than ever

By Jean Seaton  

Is the BBC heading for a tussle with the Government? © Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was there clapping and cheering in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS) when John Whittingdale was announced as the new Culture Secretary? There ought to have been. Having been run under the Coalition by two politicians on their way up (Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid) who were prepared to sacrifice pretty…

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