Most of you have written in in favour of the abolition of the Licence fee. Many of you deny there is a special type of broadcasting called “public service” broadcasting. There are still no defences of edgy comedy.
One of my critics seems to think offering top BBC executives the same salaries as Cabinet Ministers is another example of my fabled generosity to the public sector. I promise him it would represent a huge pay cut for the top executives we have been reading about.
I would like to hear more about whether anyone out there thinks there is something good and distinctive in parts of the BBC’s output that could be said to be “public service”. What does that mean and how does it differ from ITV and commercial radio? If there is then we can discuss how this could be preserved. It does not have to be paid for by a TV Poll Tax.