4.The Public PurposesThe Public Purposes of the BBC are as follows—
(a)sustaining citizenship and civil society;
(b)promoting education and learning;
(c)stimulating creativity and cultural excellence;
(d)representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities;
For this largely unemployable people in any other walk of life, get to live high on the back of the licence fee (Tax) from everyone of us that is compelled to have a State Licence to watch TV or even own a set through threats and coercion.
They then fail to honour their own charter-
They are not sustaining citizenship because they deny access to any party unless it is the Labour Party or Conservatives, even the Lib Dems struggle. So impoverishing our democracy. The Expenses scandal would not have been reported by the BBC which once upon a time had a hard hitting current affairs format.
Education & Learning ! more like lecturing and hectoring
Stimulating creativity and cultural excellence- considering the output of the BBC would you say that they were honouring their side of the deal ?
As to Regions & Communities- never has an organisation been so Londoncentric in its views and dogma.
Lets face it the BBC is the Propaganda Ministry of the State, it is funded by a Tax, and who ever is in power controls the BBC.
Its time it was scrapped along with the 'Licence' Fee.