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After posting my previous comments on the BBC, I thought I should actually complain to the BBC. I’m sure I shan’t receive a satisfactory reply.

My complaint followed the lines of my blog post but I made the following additional point. Article 3.2 of the BBC’s charter specifies that its main object is the promotion of its Public Purposes laid out in article 4. These are:

sustaining citizenship and civil society;
promoting education and learning;
stimulating creativity and cultural excellence;
representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities;
bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK;
in promoting its other purposes, helping to deliver to the public the benefit of emerging communications technologies and services and, in addition, taking a leading role in the switchover to digital television.

I suggested that, since their programming entirely failed to promote these purposes, taking the licence fee under such circumstances was akin to embezzlement.
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