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After almost 100 years of history, we have in the BBC – apart from the royal family – the UK’s only global brand; the key nourisher of the arts.
You only have to look at the British politicians of the past ten years to see why.
Manufacturing was allowed to fall away. Now the same could happen to the arts.
The broadcaster talks growing up in a northern market town, the previous government’s lies, and Keir Hardie.
Forty years of making the arts accessible for all.
There is no parliamentary opposition, and therefore a government that can do what it wants unless it steps on the corns of the Conservative cabal that has done such damage.
Parliamentary democracy, trial by jury or habeas corpus - it can be argued that all these flowed from this document.