“The BBC has an eleven-year Charter — our mission is secure until 2027. But we also have a mid-mission is secure until 2027. But we also have a mid-term review process for the spring of 2022.
WTF? As someone pointed out, the BBC is too vast not to have appointed a proof reader - (oops nearly forgot the ‘r’ ) - to glance through the DG’s resignation letter before it went to press. The coffers have probably been drained by Sarah Montague’s massive payout.
Anyway, I just thought I’d mention Tony Hall’s resignation in the light of his remarkably self-deluded cloth-earedness:
“In an era of fake news, we remain the gold standard of impartiality and truth. What the BBC is, and what it stands for, is precious for this country. We ignore that at our peril.”
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Which brings me to Mark Thompson who has evidently gained a huge amount of personal confidence since he left the Beeb to turn the NYT into a sanctuary of lefty anti-Britishness.
On Marr yesterday Thompson showed no sign of the stammering hesitancy of old. If it’s that good at boosting one’s ego maybe we should all join Harry and Meghan across t’pond in their new aspirational 'commoner' role. (Pity Harry when Meghan decides she wants “a brahn baby”.)
Harry and Meghan
"Second, without question, our values have never been more relevant to the society we live in. As our country enters its next chapter it needs a strong BBC, a BBC that can champion the nation’s creativity at home and abroad, and help play its part in bringing the UK together. In an era of fake news, we remain the gold standard of impartiality and truth. What the BBC is, and what it stands for, is precious for this country. We ignore that at our peril. "ReplyDelete
"OK I screwed up. I didn't stop Brexit and I allowed a huge Tory victory in the General Election. It's not a good record, I know, but to my mind it shows what we were up against and why the BBC is important. We need to make the BBC even more woke, if we are going to destroy the Tories and rejoin the EU. "
Brexit will always be engraved in my heart until my dying day. I wish we could have stopped - I hope you all understood the message hidden in my letter: 'If I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave'.