Mark Wallace at ConservativeHome has now taken up the story: The BBC denied ‘The Great European Disaster Movie’ was EU-funded: that was untrue (though as we now know, they actually partially covered themselves by means of a canny 'form of words').
Mark seems determined to pursue the parties involved (including the BBC) in search of some answers. He's also concerned about the Richard Sambrook angle.
Is any of the original production funding from the EU, or is just the additional funding for, as Paxman had it, "spreading influence"? Which is bad enough, of course, but not quite the same thing. I can't tell at this point,ReplyDelete
Agreed that the Sambrook angle is key, especially with his report being part of the BBC's defense strategy.