We wondered why no effort was made to square the Government. Perhaps the Culture Select Committee can establish whether it was – and what happened.
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Ed Vaizey: Government must will the means, as well as the ends, in supporting public service broadcasters
They do vital work that benefits the whole nation, but won’t be able to compete with the Big Tech giants unless ministers take action now.
It has become increasingly clear that all this is less about what he did and entirely about who he is.
A small community radio station with a few thousand listeners requires a license, but a social media channel with millions of individual subscribers does not.
The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
Julian Knight: The Culture Select Committee should act as its own Royal Commission on the BBC’s future
The next few months should see the start of a proper, root-and-branch review of the Corporation to help it find a new model and a new role.
Social media providers should be required to present UK consumers with an ongoing, highly visible, simple, unavoidable choice over its use.
Our democracy is poorly served by widespread ignorance about campaign technology, and the fact glamorous alarmism wins more headlines than grubby reality.
Bercow, the anti-Lenthall. “I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as Labour MPs are pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here.”
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
Profile: Damian Collins. Running energetically (and sometimes tumbling over) as he pursues Leave campaigners
A Conservative MP who has seen much of Collins says: “I like him. He’s more intelligent and thoughtful than his public manner gives one to expect.”
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
Plus: Damian Collins and his useless Select Committee shot themselves in the foot this week. Let grandstanding committee chairmen be warned.
WATCH: Collins – “We have a right to know the extent of Arron Banks’ relationship with the Russian embassy”
The Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee is looking forward to questioning him this week.