There is currently yet another campaign urging non-payment of the BBC licence fee going on with about 200,000 signed up so far. A range of opponents of the BBC have been energised by Ross/Brand to rage against the broadcaster, which remains one of the few world class organisations the country still has. As an ex-BBC staffer I’ve heard all the arguments against the Beeb, but it still seems to me that the arguments in favour are much, much stronger. If you want to hear them rehearsed (with jokes), Stephen Fry does it extremely elegantly in podcast-form on his site.
The BBC itself supplied one of the best anti-moral-majority -outrage arguments ever. Perhaps the fact that I saw this at an impressionable age is what made me the woman I am today.
Happy Christmas one and all, and let’s raise a glass to the ghost of Desiree Carthorse, who clearly still stalks the land.