Labour critical of BBC license fee freeze

  jakimo 18:27 01 Nov 10
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Labour it seems still haven't got out of their spend-spend frenzy.

The BBC will just have to learn to economize like 'most' of us.

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  Quickbeam 18:34 01 Nov 10

Sour grapes.

  Forum Editor 18:49 01 Nov 10

that it's the duty of an opposition party to vigorously oppose the government whenever it thinks there's a need. It's an integral and very important aspect of the democratic system - it helps to keep the government of the day on its toes.

  ams4127 21:47 01 Nov 10

"that it's the duty of an opposition party to vigorously oppose the government whenever it thinks there's a need."

I agree entirely with what you say FE, but it seems as though the words "whenever it thinks there's a need" should be changed to "whenever it can" at this moment in time.

Disagreeing with everthing, all the time, just makes them look stupid.

  ams4127 21:49 01 Nov 10

everthing = everything. Apologies.

  spider9 22:21 01 Nov 10

"Disagreeing with everthing, all the time, just makes them look stupid."

'Everything, all the time'??
That's a heck of a sweeping statement with little foundation, based on one story about the licence fee?

  morddwyd 07:39 02 Nov 10

If the opposition, any opposition, disagreed with everything, all the time, no parliamentary business at all would get done.

There is an awful lot which is agreed before it ever gets to the floor of the House.

  interzone55 08:51 02 Nov 10

There's also the small matter that despite the licence fee freeze the BBC will now have to fund the World Service (previously funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and part fund S4C, so it's actually a double blow to the BBC.

I think we'll see a lot of attacks on Auntie from the current administration as they're far too close to Murdoch, who has long campaigned for a cut in the BBC. This from the man who owns Fox News, the station that worships at the alter of Sarah Palin...

  spider9 10:28 02 Nov 10

Interesting programme on BBC2 last night, where Andrew Neil was looking at the "Tea Party" in the US. The Fox News frontman who could pull out the tears, at will, was incredible - if not a tad worrying!

  interzone55 11:07 02 Nov 10

That's the very reason Murdoch should not be allowed to have any more power over our media...

  spider9 11:11 02 Nov 10

Agreed, but I'm, also, not confident the present government is 'distancing' itself enough from Murdoch.
Doubtless we shall see eventually.

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