Friday, May 20, 2022

Rupert Murdoch told UK PM Johnson to ‘get rid of BBC’

Boris Johnson‘s sister has claimed that Rupert Murdoch told him to ‘get rid of the BBC‘ during a visit to the Prime Minister’s country house. 

Rachel Johnson claimed the media mogul ‘dandled’ Mr. Johnson’s son Wilfred on his knee at Chequers as he made the case for scrapping the license fee-funded broadcaster.

Miss Johnson, 56, a presenter for the LBC radio station, told an industry event this week the long-term future of the BBC was going to be an ‘increasing struggle’ amid competition from streaming and subscription services.

She said part of the pressure was coming from the likes of Mr Murdoch, 90, who was making the case that the corporation was a threat to competition…

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