(M+D Archive) Just Bash The Beeb

What was really going on when Boris Johnson suggested he might remove the BBC Licence Fee? Was it just a simple case of deflecting attention from his bad press?

In a clear effort to distract from his blanket bad press over his inability to empathise with a sick child, the Prime Minister tried to draw attention away with a knee jerk BBC Licence Fee trial balloon. Was it that simple? Why the BBC, and why is it so often targeted? Talk about the reason the licence fee can't be replaced by a subscription fee, indoors with extra echo and sibilance, because the rain today was too bad even for me.

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Ev Buckley