Save BBC Four – Petition

BBC Four is a lifeline for thought-provoking drama and documentary. However, it is just one more part of the UK’s cultural resources that are under threat from tory cuts. The petition in the link below takes about 30 seconds to sign (if that) to sign which could help save BBC Four.

There are many petitions like this going on around the country on all different levels, for all different causes. Of course people will sign the petitions on topics close to heart and hope that emphasis put on their importance will save them. 

What is imporant to remember however, is that these cuts do not need to happen. The tax breaks given to the highest earners in the country could easily raise the money to stop every single cut that has occured in the UK since our Con-Dem coaliton came into power. If we were to tax 1penny in every £1000 of international bank transactions, we could generate billions if not hundreds of billions. This is the idea of Robin Hood Tax but it is just one of many ideas out there that focus on bringing about mass change to our society.


3 responses to “Save BBC Four – Petition

  1. Surely they would just move all the programmes on to the other bbc channels? I mean bbc4 was just voted the best quality programming in the bbc so surely they’ll just stop airing repeats of family guy and replace it with the hard-hitting documentaries that bbc4 is great for?

  2. also how do I subscribe to this blog? Wait, figured it out

  3. Maybe true, but the BBC, tries to keep ‘us’ as a whole happy, since we’re paying for it. Despite being voted best quality programming, I’d imagine it’s mostly about pleasing crowds. If they were to move the programming onto other channels there would have to be sacrifices on both sides. Whether the pro’s outweigh the con’s of that is all opinion I guess.

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