“Why do we have to pay for this, I hear you say. Why can't it be funded by Coca-Cola, or Sky, or private subscription of some kind? To which I can only say that yes, I suppose it might be so funded. But then again it might not… The market is an imperfect preserver of heritage”

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Shot: Johnson writing for his old outfit in defence of the BBC licence fee.
Chaser: the six pars he devotes to his love of ‘Ode to Joy’ 😐 telegraph.co.uk/politics/0/noe

RT @PaulbernalUK
When you keep feeding a dragon, in the hope that it won’t eat you, the final result is inevitable. It will eat you. Currently, aimed to do so in 2027. theguardian.com/media/2022/jan

RT @crispinhunt
BBC plays on average around 20k different pieces of music every year. Where commercial radio plays on average around 5k. Accordingly, narrowing of choice & opportunity would not be to the Music ecosystems benefit. BBC’s UK’s greatest ambassador.

RT @Aiannucci
First you come for @Channel4 because you don’t like its reporting of events. Now you come for the BBC because you don’t like its reporting of events. Have you ever considered whether it’s the events themselves that are the problem? twitter.com/nadinedorries/stat

RT @DRovera
Syrian ex-intelligence officer sentenced to life in prison by German court for , at notorious jail in . Verdict sends strong message to war criminals worldwide : can't count on impunity. . bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59

RT @niamh_mcintyre
Facebook is full of ads targeting vulnerable people in debt and promising to solve all their problems (while making commission on referrals to IVA providers). I looked into this weird industry here: theguardian.com/money/2022/jan

RT @dansabbagh
A Russian invasion of Ukraine would be a military operation of a similar size to Iraq in 2003. But could an invading force take Kviv and occupy the country without significant, long term bloodshed? Probably not

theguardian.com/world/2022/jan

Always an event. This one borders on sound art. Barely a single beat in its 44 minutes and it’s riveting
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RT @Hyperdub
A quick reminder - the stream and download of Burial's new long form EP - ANTIDAWN is out tomorrow.
Vinyl and CD to follow on 28th Jan - presave it here: smarturl.it/ANTIDAWN
twitter.com/Hyperdub/status/14

RT @doctor_oxford
Many thanks to @Nigel_Farage and those of his ilk, whose tireless ‘campaigning’ helped make this happen.

Congrats @RNLI on your record year of donations. What brilliant work you do - you are the best of Britain 👏👏👏 theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/j

RT @AgnesCallamard
Farewell 2021: Over 3 million Covid deaths. Unprecedented number of refugees. The economy contracted the world over. World hunger on the rise, affecting 9.9 percent of people. Human rights violations multiplied. Democracy in decline.
Ah, but one group benefited. The same. Always

RT @Channel4News
"It's been the greatest privilege of my life to bring you the news."

@jonsnowC4 signs off from Channel 4 News for the very last time after presenting the programme for 32 years.

RT @JimMFelton
You’d think an egg cursed to have the opinions of Toby Young would know Cassandra was cursed to utter true prophecies but never to be believed

RT @mbrookerhk
I would just pause to note that this is an epic photograph, potent with symbolism, that is going to go down in history. Taken by Tyrone Siu of Reuters ⁦@SiuTyrone⁩

RT @Ashley_J_Kirk
Really nice scrolly piece from @nielsdhg looking at where coal power is used and why coal power pledges don’t go far enough to meet Paris targets theguardian.com/environment/ng

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