TV and radio stars rally behind BBC over plans to scrap licence fee
The Guardian says TV and radio stars have rallied behind the BBC after it was revealed the government plans to freeze the broadcaster’s funding and eventually scrap the licence fee.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker criticised the move by the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, which emerged in briefings over the weekend and could force the corporation to close services and make redundancies.
Lineker told his 8 million Twitter followers the BBC was revered, respected and envied around the world. “It should be the most treasured of National treasures. Something true patriots of our country should be proud of. It should never be a voice for those in government whoever is in power,” he wrote.
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