NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE
The Celtic League have written to BBC Director General Tony Hall asking why the Corporation provides services to all manner of distinct communities in the United Kingdom and also the Channel Islands but discriminates against the Isle of Man and the Manx people.
Director General BBC
c/o BBC Trust Unit
180 Great Portland Street
7th October 2015
Dear Mr Hall,
I wonder if you could supply details of:
Broadcast licence fees collected annually in;
a) The Isle of Man
b) The Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey)
Can you also advise?
a) What staff and facilities are currently maintained by the BBC in the Isle of Man and the costs thereof.
b) What staff and facilities are currently maintained by the BBC in the Channel Islands and the costs thereof.
Can you explain why the BBC has dedicated Radio and TV facilities in the Channel Islands but not in the Isle of Man.?
Finally, given that the BBC maintain distinct Radio and TV facilities catering for the communities in Scotland, Wales, (N) Ireland, Cornwall and the Channel Islands why does it practice discrimination in respect of the distinct community in the Isle of Man.
J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information”
Note: Before writing we did study the current BBC financial statement but although a ‘wordy document’ it was remarkably sparse in terms of the detail we were seeking.
Issued by: The Celtic News
THE CELTIC LEAGUE INFORMATION SERVICE
The Celtic League established in 1961 has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It promotes cooperation between the countries and campaigns on a range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, military activity and socio-economic issues