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January is Commons crunch time for the biased BBC

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IN June, I wrote a TCW article to highlight three Private Member’s Bills which would put a leash on the increasingly out-of-control BBC. 

The British Broadcasting Corporation (Oversight) Bill would impose external regulation for impartiality, something that is blatantly severely lacking in all forms of BBC output, including its news programmes.   

To date, the BBC has never produced a drama about a corrupt or immoral Labour MP. However, it does the same to the Conservative Party as a matter of reflex – Roadkill seeming to be the latest high-budget low point in the incessant stream of anti-conservatism.  

The disgusting Left-wing extremism of Labour MPs has never been dramatised, which may explain why so many disgusting Left-wingers get elected. The public are being left in ignorance of this political malady by the Orwellian zeal of BBC executives. 

The BBC Licence Fee (Civil Penalty) Bill would stop the BBC clogging the criminal courts with impoverished single mums who cannot afford the regressive household tax levied on people even when they do not watch BBC programmes. The BBC would have to behave like utility providers, rather than tax inspectors. 

The Public Service Broadcasters (Privatisation) Bill is the most ambitious. The BBC is just one content provider out of many on the internet, and this bill would put the BBC in its true place as such.  

The state broadcasters (Channel 4 is another) used to have a quasi-monopolistic position that no longer exists and the need for the state to own broadcasting corporations these days is highly questionable. The Bill provides an opportunity for the need for a state broadcaster to be questioned. 

All of these Bills were due to have their second reading this month, but the dates have been put back to Friday, January 15 and Friday, January 22, 2021.  

It is reported that 550 households a day are cancelling their TV licence, and despite the increase in the number of UK households, this is not being matched by take-up of the licence.  

People no longer need to synchronise their viewing with broadcast times and will watch programmes on catch-up services. They are also making greater use of commercial streaming services and ditching terrestrial broadcasters completely.  

The TV licence is increasingly redundant, because people can get all the media they want without watching broadcasts or using the BBC’s increasingly uncompetitive woke-polluted streaming service. 

Crunch time for the BBC seems to be in January next year. Expect a surge of pro-BBC propaganda polluting your media feeds between now and then. 

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Paul T Horgan
Paul T Horgan works in the IT Sector. He lives in Berkshire.

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