I can’t find it on the Radio Times website, but the Times is quoting Melvyn Bragg’s article there, saying…
“…as the BBC entered its centenary year, it found itself “sniped at, disparaged and blamed for every current malaise from culture wars to Covid fears”. He said that it was in danger of becoming part of a surrender to “creeping deterioration” as “our great institutions are increasingly damaged for political purposes”.
Melvyn Bragg has accused the government of failing to appreciate the BBC as it tries to weaken the corporation https://t.co/TWlop8FBvs
— The Times (@thetimes) January 4, 2022
I mention this as it appears to be part of a growing narrative that the UK’s global standing – and its ability to survive as a single political entity – is being damaged by British politicians as a consequence of Brexit among other factors.
There’s a particularly good example of this from Tom McTague in The Atlantic.
A piece on the spiritual crisis threatening the future of the United Kingdom (featuring Butlin's, @thehistoryguy, The Leopard and much else…)
The Dying Memory of Britainhttps://t.co/3YcuYMgN8F
— Tom McTague (@TomMcTague) January 5, 2022