9 March 2020
Our BBC is a national treasure. For over 100 years, it has educated, informed and entertained us.
Doctor Who, the Archers, Planet Earth, Eastenders, the World Service, 6Music, Only Fools and Horses, Fleabag, Bitesize, Cbeebies. They've all come from OUR BBC.
But right now, the BBC is under threat. According to senior sources at No. 10 speaking to The Sunday Times, the government are planning to "whack" it.
That's why we've launched the "It's Our BBC campaign". And on Monday, the public came together under that banner to say enough is enough. Our BBC isn't perfect, but we have to defend it.
Over 6,000 people have signed the petition to defend and improve our BBC. And outside the BBC's HQ, members of the public came together for a giant game of Dominic Cummings Whack-A-Mole:
Thanks to the wonderful work of our Whack-A-Mole campaigners, the threat Dominic Cummings poses to the BBC has been picked up on 148 media outlets, from the Observer to the New European and from the Morning Star to TalkRadio!
Not only that, but the campaign had the support of high profile figures - including Labour MP Clive Lewis, economics commentator Grace Blakeley and Harry Potter star Jeff Rawle.
Clive Lewis had this to say about the campaign:
If we don’t defend our BBC, we’ll end up with nothing but Facebook and a Fox News style media, which will damage our democracy and hand yet more power to billionaire moguls.