The BBC has become “a law unto itself”: IEA expert comments on the future of the BBC licence fee
Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
Prof. Philip Booth writes for the New Statesman
“The licence fee is an anachronism, and the BBC has become a law unto itself. It is funded via government and yet, quite rightly, not directly accountable to politicians.
“It should either be sold commercially or it should be owned as a mutual organisation by its subscribers. It would then be truly accountable to the people who chose to subscribe.”