Labour accuses culture secretary over BBC and Ofcom 'interference'

Tom Watson says Karen Bradley will have to now not have requested media regulator to set extra variety quotas for BBC content material

Labour has accused the federal government of interfering with the independence of the BBC and Ofcom after the culture secretary demanded that the media regulator will have to scrutinise the broadcaster extra intently.

Tom Watson, Labour’s shadow culture secretary, stated Karen Bradley had made a “critical mistake” by way of writing to Ofcom to name for the media regulator to set extra quotas for the BBC’s radio and TV content material and to carry the broadcaster to account over the range of its on-screen and off-screen body of workers.

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