Column argues for BBC to be privatised

The BBC should be privatised, according to a column published in today’s Herald newspaper.

Writes feature writer, Mark Smith, privatisation “should have happened in the 1980s”.

Smith concludes: “All of this will probably be upsetting for some, particularly those who still think of the BBC in terms of Reith Lectures and Children’s Hour, or are clinging to the idea that privatisation is bad. But what the BBC mostly does these days is nothing special or unique. It provides entertainment for the box in the corner, like hundreds of other broadcasters do. It should be treated, and funded, that way.”