The First Post

March 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

With so much type, pixels, order papers, human energy and advisers’ time expended on the subject of ‘public service content’, I though it would be interesting (if only for myself) to try and blog the best of web public service content – whatever that might be.

It’s a good day to bury psb content I see as the BBC is going to have its wingspan clipped by David Cameron:

David Cameron provoked a row with the BBC yesterday by calling for it to “lead by example” in the economic downturn and freeze the licence fee for a year. The Tory leader said that in the current climate all taxpayer-funded institutions had to show that they could “live within their means”. But the BBC Trust said: “Unplanned reductions in the licence fee could put services at risk, which would not be in the interests of licence fee payers.” Cameron was also criticised by EU commission president José Manuel Barroso for his decision to leave a key centre-right group in the EU parliament. (Guardian 17th March 2009)


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