THE Tory Government’s recent proposed consultation over the ownership of Channel 4 should raise concern for the future of public service broadcasting in the UK.

Set up by the Thatcher Government in the late 1970s (probably one of the only sensible pieces of legislation Thatcher did) Channel 4 costs the country precisely nothing, making surplus revenue which, in turn, is reinvested in new projects that create 1,000s of jobs in the British entertainment industry.

This Government is hell bent to see the end of anything that smacks at success in the public sector if they can see the possibility of private profit being generated, even if it is sold to a multi-national.


Ashmore Crescent, Poole