Activists have occupied the Glasgow offices of the BBC. The backlash against the BBC has been unprecedented. Having first slavishly followed the Israeli propaganda line, the BBC is now denying the collection of much needed aid for the long-suffering denizens of Gaza . This is not a trivial matter: as Tony Benn put it, people will die as a consequence of the BBC’s choices. And in this case, its choices have been dictated by the Israeli embassy.
BBC is government-funded media. That means that all pretense to the contrary, BBC belongs to the people of Great Britain, along with the airwaves.
If BBC prefers to defer to a foreign government instead of the British people, BBC deserves to be shut down.