Michael Grade

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BBC licence fee is ‘regressive tax’, broadcaster’s former chair says
Michael Grade, now chair of Ofcom, says the government should re-examine the fee and criticised the BBC’s handling of complaints

Miles Brignall

12, Nov, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Ofcom chair says tech firms must prioritise safety alongside clicks
Michael Grade cites Molly Russell’s death as reminder of urgent need for new era of accountability

Mark Sweney

27, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Platinum anniversary for a devoted reader | Brief letters
Letters: Reading the Guardian for 70 years | Queen Elizabeth II avatar | Dressing your age | Ageism


03, Jun, 2022 @4:38 PM

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Michael Grade too lazy and old to lead Ofcom, says BBC official historian
Prof Jean Seaton, speaking at Hay festival on future of BBC, says Grade appointment is act of bullying

Rachel Hall

02, Jun, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Lord Attenborough’s son says he would be ‘turning in his grave’ at Channel 4 sale
Exclusive: Michael Attenborough says late chair was promised by new Ofcom chief Michael Grade he would oppose privatisation

Helen Pidd

10, Apr, 2022 @4:37 PM

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The new chair of Ofcom is no joke | Brief letters
Brief letters: Fooled by April fools | Welcoming refugees | Bats in church | Affectionate names


03, Apr, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Cronyism fears as businessman Sir Ian Cheshire is named head of Channel 4
Jon Snow and other leading broadcasters express concern over appointment and call for C4’s public service remit to be protected

Vanessa Thorpe and Michael Savage

02, Apr, 2022 @9:42 PM

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Michael Grade confirmed as Ofcom chair despite MPs’ warning
Former BBC chair will lead watchdog even though report said his knowledge of social media and online safety clearly lacked depth

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

01, Apr, 2022 @7:22 PM

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UK politics: fury from unions as pay rises for civil servants capped at 3% – as it happened
Public and Commercial Services Union says offer is in effect a pay cut because of rising inflation and prices

Andrew Sparrow

31, Mar, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Michael Grade the cultural warrior goes peacenik before MPs | John Crace
Nadine Dorries’ second choice for Ofcom chair showed few signs of being the attack dog she had hoped

John Crace

31, Mar, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Government’s choice for Ofcom chair says he does not use social media
Michael Grade also praises anti-lockdown campaigner Laurence Fox in appearance before MPs

Jim Waterson Media editor

31, Mar, 2022 @1:19 PM

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‘If I am appointed,’ says the QC in line for charity commissioner. He will be | Rupa Huq
When a plum post is in the government’s gift, there’s little MPs can do to change the same-old same-old

Rupa Huq

27, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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