I have just read an FT., article regarding the BBC here is a small part of it:- "Protect the BBC. If it did not now exist, we could not invent it. That makes preserving it even more important. The BBC is among the UK’s most remarkable achievements. Its mission to “inform, educate and entertain” remains as relevant today as when it was founded in 1922. Above all, the government must remember that it is not its property. It belongs to the public, now and in generations to come. Strange that now a media source is under a potential threat the media (FT) comes to its defence. When successive governments have sold off our nationalised industries where were they then? I expect no answers but if I could have access to the powers that be I would ask them that question followed by more direct questions regarding the theft of our nations industries.