Well, blow me down with a very small feather!: The FT comes out in support of the BBC. (The Archbishop of Canterbury will come out as an Anglican next):
The liberal, pro-EU paper writes:
Britain has thus far avoided US-style hyper-partisanship. This is in large part thanks to the BBC, which still dominates UK political coverage, while arguing it is possible to provide a forum for non-partisan news, in which all sides are given a fair hearing.
This ideal of open debate is more important than ever in an era when social media encourages people to stay inside their own political bubbles, and to dismiss all discordant stories as “fake news”. If the Johnson government now goes after the BBC in a spirit of partisan spite it will not heal Britain’s wounds. It will deepen them.