BBC PANIC: BBC boss scrambles to defend licence fee amid Boris Johnson subscription threat

THE BBC has defended the Corporation’s licence fee amid plans being flouted by the Government to scrap it, making it a subscription-only service.

Lord Tony Hall has spoken out about how Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised questions on the future of the broadcaster since a recent slump in BBC ratings. Lord Hall told the Financial Times the BBC’s success lies in it “being paid for and owned by the British public”. He added he was desperate for the BBC to expand outside of the so-called London Bubble to continue “doing even more for communities”.

Lord Hall said: “The universality of the licence...
source: Express

2020-01-13 21:26
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