Back off our BBC!

16 Jan 2022

Responding to DCMS Secretary Nadine Dorries' comments regarding the future of the BBC, Liberal Democrat DCMS Spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

Jamie Stone

"This latest Tory attack on the BBC threatens to destroy a service which is respected around the world for its high quality content.

"Freezing the license fee represents a stealth cut of almost £2 billion that will put services, including local radio stations and children's programming, at risk.

"What's worse, there is no clarity about the future and threadbare funding will only further chip away at our cherished national broadcaster.

"Our world leading creative industries support thousands of jobs, but Nadine Doris only cares about trying to silence unfavourable headlines.

"The Government must stop this reckless ideological crusade and back off our BBC."