BBC should not be 'great public newspaper'
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PMQs: Osborne on BBC online and newspaper market

The Chancellor said the BBC had "got the balance right" over its online operations, and it was right to leave room for a flourishing private press.

George Osborne said the UK had a "great national public broadcaster in the BBC, but we don't a great public newspaper in the form of the BBC".

He was responding to Labour MP Judith Cummins, who called for a debate and vote by MPs on charter renewal.

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  • 25 May 2016
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