Dear Mr Hunt,
I represent over 3,000 listeners to BBC local radio, who petitioned against
cuts to BBC local radio.http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/theindependentbbc
We now address you with the following concerns.
1. Your role as Secretary of State for Media, includes as an elected
minister a responsibility to represent tax payers and fee payers of the BBC
2. Why did you conduct a covert licence fee settlement with Mark Thompson?
3. Was it conducive to your objective to take over £25million of the fee to
fund your local TV project?
4. Would you agree that freezing of the licence fee, and possibly your
instruction to Mark Thompson to then cut BBC local radio by 20% would have
benefited your project beyond any doubt.?
5. The same would apply to BBC TV and radio services in Birmingham..It has
been noted that is the city that will receive the first of your local TV
6. Would you accept that this would have been much easier with your planned
association with BSkyB? And that strengthening BSkyB would weaken
competition for your local TV project?
7. Would you be prepared to accept, that most people in this democratic
country actually expect respect, and that they expect transparency and
honesty from those that they have chosen to elect.?
8.We no longer trust you as someone who is in charge of how our news and
media is delivered.
Are you concerned,?
We look foreward to your reply as a matter of priority, the BBC Trust will
be delivering their report soon and we feel, that the factors outlined above
have considerable relevance to that .
Please add your names to this letter to show that the British public does care about how our news and media is delivered and we cannot tolerate corruption in that process, please use the comments to express that.
The BBC Radio Forum