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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 06:44 PM

4. BBC chief told to use 'more than one union jack' in annual report

Not Newsthump:

Tim Davie, the BBC’s director-general, has been taken to task by a Conservative MP for failing to include images of the union jack in the corporation’s annual report.

After last week’s row between the Tories and the BBC over patriotic symbols, James Wild, the MP for North West Norfolk, told the head of the corporation that his constituents would “expect to see more than one flag” in the 268-page report.

Davie said the lack of a flag in a report was “a strange metric” by which to measure patriotism within the corporation, and pointed out that a union jack flew over Broadcasting House in central London.

The criticism followed a row last week after the BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt mocked the communities secretary Robert Jenrick at the end of an early morning interview.


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