Lack of Trust…Tories keen that the TV censor Ofcom should extend its reach to include the BBC

Posted: 14 April, 2015 in BBC, TV Censorship
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BBC Trust George Osborne has signalled that he favours the handover of BBC regulation from the BBC Trust to the current media censor Ofcom. Speaking to the Radio Times, Osborne said:

The trust arrangement has never really worked. I’ve never understood why the BBC is so frightened of regulation by Ofcom. It’s not as if ITV is poorly regulated. Ofcom has proved itself to be a robust regulator.

The BBC Trust was established in 2007, taking on the responsibilities formerly exercised by the board of governors for setting a strategic direction for the BBC and exercising oversight of its work in the supposed interests of licence-fee payers.

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