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Tories line up new attack to smash BBC

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2463

The Tories launched an attack on the BBC last week with a review into how the public broadcaster operates. 

It could pave the way for the breakup of the BBC.

The review lays bare the Tories’ plans to scale back services and programmes, and to outsource production.

BBC bosses are already cutting 1,000 jobs. 

Unions can count on public support if they fight the plans.

And BBC workers have the power to fight back too.

One BBC worker told Socialist Worker, “In Greece the response of the workers at state broadcaster ERT was to occupy and keep on broadcasting. 

“We should link up with them and learn from their struggle.”

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Tue 21 Jul 2015, 17:53 BST
Issue No. 2463
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