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Stop BBC Cuts

March 2nd, 2010

The BBC is considering sweeping cuts, cutting its website in half and dropping TV and radio stations. The reason: to enrich corporate media. According to a story in the Times, the proposal is a bid to “shrink” in order to “appease the BBC’s rivals.” If this goes forward, it’s a giveaway to Rupert Murdoch, who sees the BBC as a threat to his profits.

The BBC is a global treasure. Public outcry has prevented BBC cuts before, now we can save it again! Sign the petition and pass it along — let’s get to 100,000 signatures before we deliver it to the BBC Trust later this week, so they know the UK, and the world, want the Beeb to stand strong:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bbc/?vl

2 Responses to “Stop BBC Cuts”

  1. Sorry Philip, love your website but have to disagree with this post and will not be signing the protest. The BBC has not announced any “cuts” they are merely shuffling money from one part of their empire to others, to give the political impression of more thrift and efficiency…its seems their deception has worked on you at least. I for one strongly object to their bloated, out of control, politically biased approach and their jack-booted thugs who threaten people up and down the land as they brutally collect the BBC tax. I would welcome significant real cuts or even better, full privatisation – let those who want their output (or parts of it) have the free choice to either pay for it or not.

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