Wednesday 23 June 2021 / 12:01 AM Jo Stevens

Labour responds to the Government’s broadcasting white paper

Jo Stevens MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responding to the Government’s broadcasting white paper, said:

“Channel Four has a unique role in British broadcasting as a company owned by the British public which ploughs its profits into commissioning new programming, creating jobs and discovering new talent.

The Government, having wasted billions on crony contracts and vanity projects, are now looking for a short term-cash boost by selling off one of our great British assets to the highest foreign bidder. They are selling Britain short.”