Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum submitted by Mr William McQuillan


  The BBC is allegedly a public broadcasting corporation, required by Law to be impartial, a necessary condition for its source of finance, namely an obligatory licence fee.

  It is not impartial, nor is it free from commercial ramifications. It is riddled with political bias, heavily orientated towards the economics of Friedman, and accordingly saturated with every conceivable technique of advertising. The plethora of American programmes simply provides more evidence of this allegation, and is in sharp contrast to its "British" description.

  I protest to the Committee in the strongest possible terms that this disgrace is allowed to continue.

1 December 2001

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