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  • BBC cuts woman off after anti-Tory tirade


    A FURIOUS woman had her microphone cut during BBC Question Time on Thursday night after blasting the Tories for “stealing our tax.”

    Lou Harrison launched into a tirade of scorn against Tory hypocrisy on the programme, filmed in Doncaster.

    Referring to Prime Minister...

    Saturday 16th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Whittingdale: the real issue


    WHATEVER lawful, consensual activity John Whittingdale or other grown-ups get up to in their private lives should be of no concern to anyone else.

    There is no public interest argument for dragging up a former relationship on the pretext of a possible “perception” that the...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • BBC staff furious over cuts to their expenses


    BBC fat cats are facing a rebellion after trying to cut expenses for staff while protecting their own perks.

    Members of the National Union of Journalists and Bectu were in discussions on Monday on whether to take industrial action over a new expenses policy that will leave the lowest...

    Wednesday 13th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories ‘bashing the Beeb’ so they can downgrade it


    LABOUR accused the Tories yesterday of “bashing” the BBC with the view of “downgrading” it through the charter renewal to boost profits at its competitors.

    The fate of the BBC is the only thing that ministers can agree on, said shadow culture secretary Maria...

    Friday 4th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Clarkson agrees payout to producer he punched


    JEREMY CLARKSON issued an apology yesterday and has agreed to pay compensation to the Irish producer of the Top Gear show whom he racially abused and punched in the face.

    Oisin Tymon launched a claim for discrimination and personal injury against Mr Clarkson and the BBC after the...

    Thursday 25th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BBC secures rights to broadcast Olympics


    The BBC secured a deal yesterday to show the Olympics until at least the 2024 summer Games.

    The corporation has agreed to sub-licence the free-to-air TV rights plus digital rights from Discovery Communications for the 2022 winter and 2024 summer Games.

    BBC director general Tony...

    Wednesday 3rd Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • McCarthyism at auntie BBC


    PETER FROST has been reading recently released files from the 1950s that show the extent to which the government was monitoring the BBC for communist and Soviet sympathisers

    Thursday 28th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • BBC wants pensioners to pay voluntary licence fee


    OVER-75s may be asked to make a voluntary contribution towards their TV licence under a BBC cost-saving initiative revealed yesterday.

    The corporation is due to assume the £700 million-a-year cost of handing out free licences to the elderly from 2020 after reaching a funding deal...

    Tuesday 26th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Green MSPs take BBC to task over polls coverage


    SCOTTISH Green leaders met with BBC bosses yesterday to complain about being “relegated” from coverage of May’s Scottish Parliament elections. 
     
    The party has been excluded from BBC Trust advice to give parties “broadly similar...

    Monday 4th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Budget cuts force BBC to drop Formula One


    THE BBC were forced to terminate their contract with Formula One yesterday, with Channel Four picking up the rights for the next three years.
     
    Due to the Beeb’s £35 million sports rights budget cut, the grand prix racing follows golf out of the door,...

    Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015

    posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport


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