The BBC is meant to be politically neutral & independent and has a legal duty to be so, us taking £9.3 million from the EU a violation of this duty and does this money explain the BBC's pro EU bias?
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- Thread Starter
- 25-10-2015 05:34
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- TSR Group Staff
- 25-10-2015 06:08
The Telegraph is really clutching at straws on this one. That 9 million went to BBC Media Action, which is a charity the BBC organises to help broadcast the World Service, primarily. The money goes towards informing and empowering people in developing nations, so it makes perfect sense for the EU to donate, there are very few media outlets who have that kind of setup.
Furthermore, Media Action has absolutely, 100%, not a microscopic rat's fart to do with the BBC's national coverage, including its news/CA output on the EU referendum. There is absolutely no chance of bias - at least, not from this source. The donations would certainly continue even if the UK left the EU, assuming that the BBC hasn't been "reformed" by the Tories by then.