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Monday, March 29, 2004
 

Those post-Hutton BBC blues keep on a-wailing


They have an internal inquiry going - established, no doubt, for the usually reason: allocating the blame to others - which seems set fair to extinguish what little spirit of independence in BBC news remained after Hutton's attentions.

Leading news presenters are threatening to down tools [1], apparently, likening the process to Guantanamo.

(Which, of course, makes it sound like prima donnas preening and camping. Surely not?)

  1. There's an expression from a bygone era - think the Peter Sellers movie I'm All Right Jack, Three Day Week, beer and sandwiches at Number 10.

    There has been a raft of programmes on TV and radio for the 20th anniversary of the start of the miners' strike that killed the unions off as a political force in Britain. It was far from a foregone conclusion that Thatcher would win...



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