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Significant cuts ahead for BBC, says Thompson

In his first major interview since the license fee settlement arrived at between the BBC and the UK government this past October, BBC director general Mark Thompson tells The Guardian that the pubcaster will have to do 'fewer things better.'
December 6, 2010

In his first major interview since the license fee settlement arrived at between the BBC and the UK government this past October, BBC director general Mark Thompson tells The Guardian that the pubcaster will have to do ‘fewer things better.’ Thompson also says cuts that could add up to at least £300 million will be needed in the near future to balance the Beeb’s books.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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