We wouldn’t want constraints on free speech imposed on the basis of opaque agreements between platforms and politicians.
Dacre has said that he “would die in a ditch defending it as a great civilising force”, and Moore grasps the Corporation’s original Reithian mission.
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.
It will mean woke bureaucrats censoring Tory activists, undermining entrepreneurs, and threatening our free press. Time to drop it once and for all.
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CCTV is closely entwined with the ruling Communist Party. If it is to operate in London, we must not fail to uphold British values.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
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It turns out that the arbiter for all but a relatively narrow range of complaints will be the BBC’s own Unitary Board.
Allowing companies to offer different services for different prices is key to developing the digital revolution.