BBC has become a ‘celebrity cult’ peddling ‘left-wing Boris-hating nonsense’, rages MP

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Mr Anderson claimed the BBC has been pushing a left-wing agenda in its programming. Speaking to Defund the BBC, Mr Anderson said: “The fundamental differences are you had normal people probably earning a decent wage back in the 70s or 80s. But now it’s become a celebrity cult where they pedal out this left-wing nonsense.

“They’re all probably privately educated.

“They’re all champagne socialists which I know a lot of them are.

“They’ve got this left-wing agenda.

“They hate Boris, they hate the Government.

“They think they’re far too intellectual to have voted Brexit and they’re using their own personal experiences and feelings to pedal out their own narrative through the media.

“The BBC should be bigger than that.”

The BBC has always denied allegations of bias and in its editorial guidelines the cooperation states it is “impartial, seeking to reflect the views and experiences of our audiences”.

On the BBC position, a spokeswoman for the Department of Media said: “It is an open recruitment process and all public appointments are subject to a robust and fair selection criteria.”

Mr Anderson went on to reveal that he will not be “paying another penny to the BBC” amid a debate on the TV licences.

He said: “I don’t know what they’re playing at because let me tell you, people are switching off in their droves. They’re ripping their TV licences up.

“I’ve cancelled mine. I won’t be paying another penny to the BBC.

“As far as I’m concerned, they can take a running jump.”

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His comments come as Richard Tice demanded the BBC reassess its licence fee structure as Britons can get almost everything the broadcaster offers elsewhere.

The former Brexit Party chairman said Britons should not be forced to pay a fixed amount for a fixed set of TV services.

Mr Tice said: “It just feels in today’s world when there’s so much competition, you can get effectively almost all of what the BBC offers from other people. That’s how competition works.

“But I think that’s why there needs to be a proper reassessment and that’s why we at the Brexit Party, one of our policies was to have a relook at the BBC licence fee structure.”

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