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Downing Street needs to be laser-focused on the issues which matter most to voters – not gimmicks or distractions like privatising Channel 4.
It needs to be able to raise capital and kick-start in-house production, which the current model prohibits.
It doesn’t warrant the pearl-clutching response, precisely because it will achieve so little.
Here’s a list of five of the most shocking and revealing disclosures.
The new channel’s critics don’t understand the difference between impartiality, which is required, and bias, which is not.
They do vital work that benefits the whole nation, but won’t be able to compete with the Big Tech giants unless ministers take action now.
We should be able to choose whether we support the BBC with our wallets – the economic case for licence fees has evaporated.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Today’s choice is between Marxist extremists and a Conservative Government different from its predecessors only in that it wants to leave the European Union.
It felt very much as though climate change was playing second fiddle to other overarching intentions which the candidates were keen to trot out.
The Environment Secretary mounts a sustained critique of Channel Four in which he claims it is “making a polemical case” rather than holding the Tories to account.
Plus: Brexit Derangement Syndrome sufferers have gone fully tonto due to prorogation. And three cheers for Andrew Neil.
Plus: Nine of the ten original candidates have been on my show. When will you let me interview you in depth, Boris Johnson?
We need to make sure these home-grown champions can compete fairly against the global streaming giants now dominating TV.