Ofcom Issue BBC Warning

As if two internal inquiries, a select committee grilling and a police investigation were not enough, the BBC are now facing interest from another quarter: Ofcom are sniffing around. Guido understands that Ofcom are keeping a close eye on ongoing developments with a view to launching their own action. While they do not have the power to make the Beeb undergo a full fit and proper person test, Ofcom boss Ed Richard explains in a letter to Tory MP Philip Davies:

“We licence a number of BBC companies and we will have regard to any relevant findings of the ongoing BBC inquiry, the police and the select committee in relation to these.”

Their interest will hardly be welcome at Great Portland Street…


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