Ian Blackford blasts ‘shameful’ Diana treatment but warns UK ‘would be poorer’ without BBC

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The SNP’s Westminster Ian Blackford denounced the BBC’s treatment of Princess Diana to secure their controversial 1995 and demanded the corporation is adapted to reflect current society. However, he also warned that without the BBC the UK would be “poorer” and backed the corporation to have a great future.

Mr Blackford said: “We would be much poorer if we did not have public service broadcasting.

“It is right that the BBC accepts responsibility for what went wrong.

“Lady Diana was treated in a shameful way and those that were responsible for that have to be held to account.

“But the BBC must remain as a licence fee driven organisation delivering first-class public service broadcasting.

“It has a great future ahead of it, we have to make sure it adapts for the new age.

“But we would be much poorer if the BBC was not here.”

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