Nadine Dorries

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The BBC is so much more than a subplot in the Tory soap opera | Zoe Williams
Progressives must do more than just try to save institutions from the wreckers, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

20, Jan, 2022 @6:10 PM

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There’s too much at stake to risk losing the BBC | Letters
Letters: We must protect the BBC from this attack on its tradition of fearless reporting, writes Giles Swayne. Plus letters from Meirion Bowen and Linda Rhead


19, Jan, 2022 @4:42 PM

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BBC chief warns licence fee deal will leave £285m funding gap
Tim Davie says six-year licence fee settlement will mean fewer programmes and services

Jamie Grierson

18, Jan, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Hard done by Big Dog gets Patel and Dorries to dish out the catnip | John Crace
How to get the rightwing press and far-right Tories back on side? Bash refugees and the BBC of course

John Crace

17, Jan, 2022 @8:37 PM

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BBC funding ‘up for discussion’, says Nadine Dorries, as licence fee frozen
Culture secretary confirms fee will remain at £159 until 2024, but softens stance on its permanent abolition

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Jan, 2022 @7:42 PM

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The Guardian view on the Tories and the BBC: a backlash sees off an immediate threat | Editorial
Editorial: Nothing appears too valuable in British life that cannot be wrecked to save Boris Johnson’s premiership


17, Jan, 2022 @7:05 PM

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BBC calls licence decision ‘disappointing’ after Nadine Dorries confirms two-year fee freeze – as it happened
Culture secretary rebuked by Speaker for tweeting announcement on Sunday as BBC says decision will impact on programming

Andrew Sparrow

17, Jan, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Government’s attack on the BBC is a threat to our democracy | Letters
Letters: Readers defend the national broadcaster against the Conservatives’ plan to abolish the licence fee


17, Jan, 2022 @4:29 PM

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TV and radio stars rally behind BBC over plans to scrap licence fee
Critics include Armando Iannucci, who says public support for the broadcaster has been underestimated

Tom Wall

16, Jan, 2022 @8:46 PM

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BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen
Government announcement will force broadcaster to make deep cuts to its programme budgets

Jim Waterson Media editor

16, Jan, 2022 @7:27 PM

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The BBC must defend itself with all its might against this mortal threat | Polly Toynbee
The culture secretary’s plan to freeze funding and axe the licence fee is pure political vandalism, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

16, Jan, 2022 @5:57 PM

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A cold response to Lord Frost’s resignation | Letters
Letters: David Smith thinks the Brexit minister either misunderstood the EU or underestimated its resolve, Peter Swann reflects on the right to express opinion, while Kathleen O’Neill wants to know more about the government’s direction


20, Dec, 2021 @6:18 PM

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