BBC told to ‘retire’ on 100th birthday

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The BBC has been told it is “time to retire” because it has “cancelled what made them great”. The corporation last week celebrated its 100th birthday, though the occasion appears to have been rather on the down-low.

Some minor programming changes, including temporarily renaming The One Show as The 100 Show, were employed to mark the 100th anniversary of the first BBC broadcast.

The broadcaster has been the focus of much controversy in recent months – and years – over funding and alleged political bias.

Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney said there was “certainly much of its history to celebrate”.

But this, he added, only made the BBC’s current woes all the more “sad”.

Mr Harris-Quinney told “Like many of our institutions, if they had always been poorly run, there would be nothing to bemoan in their decline.

“The BBC was once a great branch of the tree of Great Britain, but in a few decades has been turned into a minor branch of the glum tree of suffocating liberal globalism.”

The Chairman told of comedian John Cleese’s disappointment with the broadcaster.

Having once been “one of the BBC’s biggest starts”, Mr Cleese, of “Monty Python” and “Fawlty Towers” fame, recently said he would never do another show for the broadcaster under the belief he would be sacked within a week for – as Mr Harris-Quinney put it – “politically incorrect views”.

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The comedian has since announced he will host a new GB News show which will rail against “cancel culture”.

Mr Harris-Quinney also spoke of the broadcaster’s apparent political bias which he claims led to his own cancellation.

He said: “I may once have naively taken these claims with a pinch of salt, but I can speak from experience.

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“The mainstream BBC channels used to very regularly invite me on for political comment, until I opposed the government’s Same Sex Marriage Bill, after which the BBC not only dropped me from programming, but engaged in a bizarre conspiracy to have me fired.”

Most sad about the BBC’s decline, though, is that it simply does not do what it did before, the Bow Group Chairman argued.

He told “My greater sadness with the BBC is not that they tried to cancel me, it is that they have cancelled what made them great. The programmes I grew up with like Fawlty Towers, Men Behaving Badly, The Office will never happen again.

“Today if you tune into the BBC, you tune out of Britain. They are no long the voice of a great nation, but mere propagandists for a narrow elite of metropolitan liberals.

“At 100 it may be time for us to reflect on a great history, but for us also to say – time to retire.” approached the BBC for comment.

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