Boris Johnson’s Conservative government is asking the BBC to rethink its funding, so that it no longer imposes it on citizens.

The attack was frontal. And sudden. On Sunday, Britain’s Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announced plans to scrap the TV license fee and freeze funding for the BBC. She literally “banged» the BBC, according to the DailyMail, a conservative tabloid. “The days of public television are over“, explained to the newspaper one of the allies of the minister. Enough to open wide the box of slaps, between defenders and destroyers of the “old aunt” of British audiovisual.

Actor Hugh Grant was one of the many personalities to quickly rise to the occasion. “The BBC is something the whole world admires with envy. It is quite normal that the vociferating and sputtering crackpots of this government want to destroy it“, launched the star on Twitter. While another English comedian, Nish Kumar, compared the government on social media to “a pack of pissed off cultural vandalss». “I am well aware that the BBC makes…

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