Hugh Grant calls Tories ‘insecure nut jobs’ over plans to ‘destroy’ the BBC
Culture secretary Nadine Dorries has said Tories will change BBC funding in 2027
On Sunday night, Grant joinedA Very English Scandal“It is entirely appropriate that the insecure, spittle-flecked nut jobs of this government want to destroy it.”creator Armando Iannucci, which suggested that the BBC instead introduced a paid subscription model allowing international viewers to use iPlayer abroad.
was comedian Nish Kumar, who called the Tories “a pack of p***ed up cultural vandals”.host Dan Walker tweeted: “I am well aware that the BBC makes mistakes and needs to change but the media landscape would be much poorer without it. Those 3 letters are trusted and respected around the world.”Read more: The Independent »
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Hugh grant is spot on regarding this petty nationalist global fantasist.government who have a real lack of appreciation of what makes the U.K. arts and culture so special . They are hell bent on destroying the place that they say they love . The Tories are in bed with Murdoch who wants the beeb gone I think Hugh is being generous. Yet again a Tory government has looked at the best aspect if Britain & they see to destroy it. Since the Tory party are practically the worst aspect of British life. I suggest we all defund them & ban the party as terrorists,
Hugh Grant for PM. Again. Unfortunately the bbc is too biased and not free to report the facts Most of us have said a lot worse but fair bloody play to him for using his platform to have a pop at the monsters at the wheel. These Tories are so thick you wonder if they've ever watched anything on the BBC.
It's not about 'destroying' the BBC but ending the licence fee. They can take advertising? News: Itv, channel 4, Sky, Comedy: no decent stuff in decades. Classics would not be approved now Entertainment: it is crap. Drama: Call the Midwife Really? Sport: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 And when Hugh was prime minister he only slept with one employee
What a laugh all these stars walking around with a spoon shoved up their behind saying the BBC shouldn't continue to be funded by this also silver spoon tax A VOTE should take take for the UK that is a true reflection of its demise not decided like we are in North Korea & told Why doesn't High Grant sell one of his £20 m properties and donate the money to the BBC instead of telling people on low incomes to pay the BBC tax.
Nish Kumar calls Tories ‘p***ed-up cultural vandals’ over BBC licence fee scrapping‘P***ed-up cultural vandals’: Nish Kumar and Armando Iannucci criticise Tories over plans to scrap licence fee well it’s a stealth tax and needs to go but the caveat of if they are still in government in 5 years time suggests ths is a desperate ploy to salvage their current lack of popularity. What's wrong with cancelling the licence fee. If they do not want to do advertising as most others do. Then they should operate a subscription or pay per view service. Instead of making it a criminal offence to watch TV without a licence. Even if the person is not watching BBC.
Is that the distant sound of a nail being hit squarely on the head? I think it is HackedOffHugh This whole story is just electoral guff. The Charter isn’t up for renewal until 2027, so Dorries can’t touch the licence fee or ‘destroy the BBC’ without a court battle (that she’d lose). Just trying to appeal to their core.
Once again HackedOffHugh is spot on the money Who cares what he thinks? Why did they ever let Nadine out of the ‘Bush’? He’s not wrong Years and Years. Only a matter of time. Hitler burnt the books we're on a slippery slope now? Murdoch cancer at work.
Tories vow to scrap licence fee in five years as £2bn cuts imposed on BBCNext charter renewal would move Corporation to subscription or share model The BBC keep pointing out how shit we are. Abolish it! I look forward to reading about in in the next Conservative manifesto (which of course means it’s unlikely to happen). Channel 4 is next on the hit list I guess. ToryCorruption More Neo-Liberal Capitalism.
Hugh Grant is right. Yep they are basically selling out their extremely reliable propaganda service coz Doh! Let em. Cannibalism. Laurence_in_EU It’s the sort of thing that happens Hugh when there is a PM who promotes Ministers on their bra size rather than their intellect ! They are the worst of us in everything they do
Also NadineDorries credentials for culture minister post… what Culture? ashamedtobeBritish ConservativesOut loweringpublicstandardsinoffice It really is sublime and simultaneously sad that a fictional Prime Minister would (IMO) sweep any election over the incumbent I'm not a fan of Hugh's movies, but I do like his character.
He’s bang on. Hugh Grant, in this instance, is being kind! Hugh should be very careful. With all his criticism of tories, they may try to privatise him.
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Think this is telling to Blimey - of all people - Sounds about right! He is correct It’s admirable that Hugh Grant is speaking out against the dangerous Torynomic extremists. ToriesOut He isn't wrong. Well said HackedOffHugh please stand as an MP for UKLabour Dan_Colby6 Well he is not wrong !! Where’s the lie?
Over the past few years there has been a smear campaign against the Scottish independence movement consistently perpetrated by the Corporation. It is obsessed with casting Nicola in the worst light possible. Time to get rid of it!!!
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Mo1is2sad They can destroy it in Scotland if they like. It's already their propaganda machine. Roll on an Independent Scotland with It's own broadcast media. Well put Hugh! And of course HackedOffHugh is entirely correct in this opinion isn't he NadineDorries He’s not bloody wrong, is he? Philsbodydouble Mental illness hate speech. Cheers Hugh. 😡
Nodding NadineDorries completely barking. And doesn’t deserve any more qualification than that. Still getting blow job's from prostitutes Hugh? What is it with people sucking up the BBC? Its feckin shit, all the people saying it shouldn't be subscription know for a fact if it was, it would be history.
He's spot on He’s not wrong.
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I could call them something a lot worse. I was today years old when I realised that HackedOffHugh is actually the *real* Hugh Grant 😆 fascinatorfun We can only hope that Sunak does, indeed, replace Johnson, whereupon Mad Nad will, undoubtedly, face defenestration, along with this utterly absurd and contemptible attack on a hugely important and highly respected institution, which is the BBC
I wish the tv licence company would stop sending threatening letters to households with no licence: 'this address is unlicensed and a law enforcement officer will pay a visit'. Maybe a licence isn't needed. DVLA doesn't check if I'm driving. I'll be in touch if I need a licence. fascinatorfun They absolutely are, not sure about anything so all they do is attack their opponents and anyone who dares try to hold them to account. What are they actually delivering apart from a big bag of bullshit?
VintiquesMark Well put Hugh fascinatorfun The biggest and most obvious dead cat since the beginning of party gate they need the money! Abuse of the covid schemes appals hard-working taxpayers, who will ultimately have to foot the bill. 🙄 Ministers should protect taxpayers with more stringent measures to fine and prosecute the fraudsters that fiddled the system!
Well he’s not wrong. Right people are generally insecure!
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He's not wrong though is he Utter philistines too. The BBC should be completey privatised along with Channel 4. Never heard of him. The licence fee is not sustainable when so many younger people don't watch TV. HackedOffHugh brilliant in TheGentleman A great description of Nads Dorries... Boris likes to party
Well said Hugh, the one on the right of you is a pure nut sack, if you look into her eyes you can see the darkness In her soul trying to break free. Hugh Grant has never been faced with having to either pay for heat or food, he's one of these celeb millionaires that believe that starving and freezing pensioners don't mind being forced to pay for TV or radio because it distracts them from Hunger and the cold.
Operation Big Dog / Red Meat We still see you Mr Prime minister hiding in no.10. Come on out.. and Get Out! BorisJohnson DowningStreetParty JohnsonOut ChristineMilne They're already working to destroy NHS as people opt for being a brain dead bigot, so why not destroy the BBC as well which has been rotting away for years through political corruption as it is.
I like Hugh but I have no interest in rich movie star's opinions. A TV licence should be voluntary for those actually watch the BBC. charliemansell Wasn't Dorries on a TV prog where she lived with a poor family for a week? And where they found she kept a £50 note in her bra? There's no greater joy than having financial freedom and a life free debts 😊, that's why I keep posting a comment about Mrs Michael90078
Sorry this is the only one thing they have got right , the bbc continually avoid taking the government policies to task since its run by Boris tory mates If the BBC are destroyed, it will mean that the ultrarich get a monopoly in British mainstream media. That's what they want. They don't want ANYTHING that runs counter to the corporate redtop party line.
He's got a point or two. Those defending the BBC are idiots can’t they see the British public hate the licence fee and the BBC
Nadine Dorries introducing a two-year freeze that she said would “be the last”. Instead, she said, the UK will have to “discuss and debate new ways of funding, supporting and selling” television programmes. On Sunday night, Grant joined and against the planned funding changes. “The BBC is something the whole world admires with envy,” the A Very English Scandal star wrote. Recommended “It is entirely appropriate that the insecure, spittle-flecked nut jobs of this government want to destroy it.” He also retweeted a post from The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci, which suggested that the BBC instead introduced a paid subscription model allowing international viewers to use iPlayer abroad. Initially leading criticism of the government plans was comedian Nish Kumar, who called the Tories “a pack of p***ed up cultural vandals”. “I know that it feels like absolutely everyone hates the BBC right now, and there are good reasons for that, but ending the licence fee is bad news,” he wrote. BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker tweeted: “I am well aware that the BBC makes mistakes and needs to change but the media landscape would be much poorer without it. Those 3 letters are trusted and respected around the world.” Register for free to continue reading Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists register Please enter a valid email Please enter a valid email Password Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number First name Please enter your first name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Last name Please enter your last name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Select your year of birth 2004