INSTALLING NEWSCORP: TELEGRAPH TURNS TO THE BBC LICENCE FEE AS ITS NEW TROJAN HORSE

12 Feb

The Slog.

bbs&murdToday’s Telegraph Comment column is a classic of agenda wrapped up in faux fairness

 Blessed are the media owners, for they shall inherit the Earth

Never ones to claim balance in their use of the media, the Barclay Brothers (seen left as two of the Unholy Trinity) launch another campaign to starve out the BBC today: it’s called removing the licence fee. A month after Grant Shapps suggested the Beeb should “share” the fee with another (really? Who? Rupert (left)maybe?) the Telegraph’s inhouse thunderer declares:

‘If you want to watch TV, then you have to pay the BBC £145.50 a year whether you like it or not. A review of this arrangement is long overdue, and with the current charter running out at the end of 2016, now is the time to start one. Rightly, this is a task that has been taken on by Parliament in the…

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