Democratising the BBC

Here’s an interesting proposal from Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, who suggests democratizing the BBC by giving licence fee payers the right to vote on a variety of subjects connected to the corporation. 

“The Harlow MP says the corporation is “something the UK should be justly proud of” but accuses it of being run as a “feudal monarchy”.

The bill would enable licence fee payers to vote on the BBC’s strategic direction and aspects of senior salaries and programming.

Licence fee payers would also be given a vote on the election of members of the BBC Trust and BBC Executive Board.

Mr Halfon says the move would “democratise the licence fee” and make the organisation more accountable to the British public.”

Read more about Mr Halfon’s proposal here.  

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