Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Why is this necessary? ITV has no divine right to that 3 button on every remote control in the land. Nor, come to that, is there any divine right to the 4 button, or to the 5 button. It is very high time to re-regionalise ITV under a combination of municipal and mutual ownership, and to apply that same model (but with central government replacing local government, subject to very strict parliamentary scrutiny) to Channel Four. And that is before we start about the BBC.