Letter to the BBC

Woman writes open letter accusing the BBC of breaching the Royal Charter. No more Licence Fee!

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Read below the Open Letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

 

28th July, 2020.

OPEN LETTER

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport,
100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ

Dear Mr. Dowden,

In December 2016, the BBC entered into another Royal Charter together with a Framework Agreement of same date.   This further Royal Charter and Framework Agreement stipulated that the BBC should be continued until the period ending 31st December, 2027 (“the Documents”).

It is stated in these documents that ‘the objects, constitution, organisation and regulation of the BBC should be reformed so as to enable the BBC still better to serve the interests of Our People’.

The duties of the BBC as reflected in the documents are: ‘the fulfilment of its Mission and the promotion of the Public Purposes.’

The Mission is to act in the public interest, serving all audiences, which is to inform, educate and entertain.

The Public Purpose is

  • To provide impartial news and information to help people understand and engage with the world around them.
  • To support learning for people of all ages.
  • To show the most creative, highest quality and distinctive output and services.
  • To reflect, represent and serve the diverse communities of all the United Kingdom’s nations and regions and, in doing so, support the creative economy across the United Kingdom.
  • To reflect the United Kingdom, its culture and values to the world.

Any other ‘activities’ outside of the above, such as non-service activities, commercial activities may be carried out by the BBC but MUST fulfil the Mission and promote one or more of the Public Purposes.

We submit that the BBC is in breach of its duties to the Public as set out in the Royal Charter and Framework Agreement in the following manner.

It has failed in its duty to provide impartial news and information.

  • It has allowed itself to be put in a position where its duties and interests conflict.
  • It has failed to act in the public interest by serving all audiences.
  • It has not reasonably and properly reflected the UK, its culture and values but the values and world view of a minority element of the UK in the form of a metropolitan liberal element with a separate world view not shared by the majority.  It is a conduit for pervasive and institutional liberal left-wing bias.
  • It has failed to make necessary economies in the BBC with regards to salaries.
  • MPs were allowed for many years to claim the licence fee in their expenses from public taxes.  This has now ceased.   The BBC has a significant pension liability of some £530m.

Perhaps this is why over 75’s must now pay a ‘TV licence’ to reduce this deficit?

We attach our findings that support our argument and we, the Public, believe that by their conduct, the BBC are estopped from claiming their ‘licence fee’ from the general public.

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Davies

cc:

Lord Burns, Chairman Ofcom
Sir David Clementi, Chairman BBC
The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson, MP
The Rt Hon Dominic Raab, MP, Foreign Secretary

 

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53 comments

  • Do you have to be homosexual to get a position with BBC?

  • Christine Willcock

    the bbc are so bias i can’t even watch the programs anymore, even the so called comedy shows are the same, i want to watch news programs for information. so that i can make up my own mind. not be told what to think, i don’t see why i have to pay for something i can’t watch.

  • As I was growing up I believed the BBC were a real jewel in our nations crown. A great beacon in broadcasting and the pride of our great nation.
    Something happened, marxists infiltration perhaps ?
    Whatever it was, it has turned the BBC from here to zero.
    Lying, brainwashing and now robbing people who can in some cases barely afford to eat let alone pay for the constant brainwashing and biased BS they keep pumping out.
    Scrap the BBC, let alone the licence fee !

  • Marion mayger

    I am so disgusted by the BBC that I have recently cancelled my licence and taken a subscription with Netflix. I refuse to fund an organisation so clearly bias against the population that it is meant to serve. I no longer trust anything the BBC has to say with regard to news as I find that it is edited to suit a left-leaning agenda and is more about an opinion than actual fact. I find it a telling that this organisation is setting aside money to make programs for specific members of society who are regarded as a minority and yet overrepresented in the BBC programmes. finally I also find it abhorrent that people such as Gary lineker are paid last sums of money at the expense to see payers while pensioners from today risk being criminalised if they cannot find the money from their pension to pay for a licence fee. The BBC have become a shambles and a disgrace, I call upon the government to decriminalise the licence fee, and to defund the BBC

  • Trevor Richardson

    The BBC, which 40 years ago was a national treasure has become a national disgrace. Heavily biased news and documentaries with the leftist agenda running through into the children’s programs. They are not fit to broadcast at any level.

  • Patricia Thomas

    Absolutely disgusted. BBC are a national disgrace and totally one sided to the left , Brexit , General Election , Covid to name but a few have proved this to be true.
    Not one of their presenters have given credit to the Government on any topic I have watched in the last few years.
    Defund the BBC and their extortionate payments to Lineker and the likes.
    TOTALLY BIASED.

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