Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons.

Boris Johnson should not interfere with the BBC - 14/05/12

Boris Johnson wrote today that the next Director General of the BBC should be a Tory.

The importance of the BBC to Britain today is hard to overstate, and it is so trusted because it reports politics impartially. The whole point of the Director General of the BBC is that they are neutral.

But just as Boris Johnson thinks he can interfere with the police, he clearly thinks he can interfere with the BBC.

Boris Johnson should keep out of it.

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