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BBC in the news, Wednesday

Host Host | 10:37 UK time, Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Daily Mail: Columnist Richard Kay on the number of BBC News staff who have gone to cover the G8 summit. (link)

The Guardian: Reports that a BBC executive has warned that some parts of the UK will never get DAB radio because of the cost. (link)


  • 1.
  • At 11:55 AM on 06 Jun 2007,
  • JG wrote:

You are sending 60 people!!!!

Words fail me. If you were a private organisation you have gone bankrupt long ago. This is typical of the sort of behaviour that tax funded public bodies exhibit. No real oversight on costs and bloated staffing. Amazing, when just this week we learn that the BBC is going to be shedding hundreds of jobs to cut costs.

Shakes head.

  • 2.
  • At 02:39 PM on 06 Jun 2007,
  • Joseph, Maastricht, The Netherlands wrote:

In response to JG,

How can you be amazed at anything the BBC does?, this is the same company which spent 30 million pounds last year on taxis alone, and also for good measure clocked up 7,000 miles per employee for air travel!.

This is also the company which goes on about so called 'man made climate change' yet did zero carbon offsetting!, if you want further proof they had to release under the FOI a document confirming the above statement!.

The BBC is a typical example of the problems facing the UK, namely faceless peopel telling us all what we should and should not do, whilst at the same time doing the exact opposite.

  • 3.
  • At 03:02 PM on 06 Jun 2007,
  • Bedd Gelert wrote:

I think you should learn a lesson from BBC Wales. The multi-talented, multi-tasking and multi-lingual Betsan Powys provides updates for programmes on the BBC and S4C in both Welsh and English and finds time to provide a blog as well...

Why not have the G8 summit in Cardiff, and get her to do all the hard work for you ?!

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