This is problem with what used to called “balanced journalism”: serve elite interests and maintain public trust. As the elite moves towards the neo-liberal creed of winner take all, this practice has been jettisoned. Mill has argued that the BBC needs to break with its statist model and become a digital public network and platform, but also that all and any governmental influence over the BBC must be abolished, with the BBC instead being democratised and radically decentralised. This is also urgently the case in Germany with regard to the state broadcasters, which have mutated to broadcasters.
Tax Justice Network: Bail, or bailout? Tax experts publish 5-step test for Covid19 business bailouts
This is important because when EU nations say they will not bailout companies registered in tax havens, they mean those on the EU list, and that is a paper tiger, fully ineffective. Read here
Allyson Pollock: Think Carillion is bad? Wait until you see what the government wants to do with the NHS
Allyson Pollock, writing in the New Statesman, feared that the lesson hasn’t been learned. The government has its eye on outsourcing yet more NHS business to two autonomous sorts of companies NHS Property Services and […]
From The Guardian What Owen Jones writes about the British media probably holds true for the media in most European nations. Read here