In full: Nadine Dorries says BBC must fix ‘impartiality problems’ as she freezes licence fee

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “In full: Nadine Dorries says BBC must fix ‘impartiality problems’ as she freezes licence fee” – below is their description.

The BBC must address “impartiality and groupthink” problems, the Culture Secretary said as she confirmed the licence fee will be frozen for the next two years.

Nadine Dorries told MPs the licence fee would then rise in line with inflation for the following four years and claimed the Government “simply could not justify putting extra pressure” on families amid the cost-of-living crisis.

“In the last few months, I’ve made it clear that the BBC needs to address issues around impartiality and groupthink,” she said. Those problems were highlighted definitively by the recent Serota Review and the BBC’s own leadership rightly recognised those findings in full. But the BBC now needs to put those words into action.

“It needs to convince the British public that those changes are being made, and provide regular and transparent accounts of its progress.

“I want the BBC to continue to thrive… but this is 2022, not 1922. We need a BBC that is forward-looking and ready to meet the challenges of modern broadcasting, a BBC that can continue to engage the wider public and that commands the support of the UK, not just the London bubble.”

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