Bishop Nick saying good and interesting things here. From a conservative point of view, what most strikes me is the confusion inherent in (what seems to be) the Tory perspective of seeking to get rid of the BBC in favour of “market forces”. This is idolatry of the first order, and actually a very good example of what conservatism is against – the destruction of an organic, entrenched, idiosyncratic, local and national institution in favour of some half-baked intellectual scheme and theory. I think there are problems with the BBC – not least bubble thinking – but it needs to be defended from the depradations of the Jacobins.
Ah – forgot that I’ve written on this before (at more length).
PS I was looking for a .gif of ‘I love BBC’ to stick on my sidebar, but can’t find one. Any hints?