Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 9th July 2015.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 9:30 am, 9th July 2015

The Secretary of State is a reasonable man, and I like him a lot. We would both agree that the BBC is not perfect, but will he put a stop to this BBC phobia? When we look at any part of the foreign press, we can see that the BBC is the best broadcasting service and that the balance of broadcasting in this country is the best in the world. Please do not damage it without thinking.