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All posts by Glyn Hannaford

Below are all of Glyn Hannaford's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.


I have two concerns. Firstly, sports coverage is coming up short. Major boxing events are not covered. Golf coverage has diminished to almost nothing. Looking back to the mid 80s-mid 90s, there was full live coverage of The Open, live coverage of The Masters and Ryder Cup, daily highlights from the US Open and weekend coverage of selected European Tour events eg Wentworth etc. Simultaneously golf participation in the UK soared to an all time high. Conversely as the BBC coverage has declined, so participation has reduced. Some clubs have closed, others are advertising for new members in order to avoid closure. Lord Hall described The Open as a blue riband event and he promised that full live coverage would always be ringfenced. That promise has not been honoured.
Secondly, the news team's heavily left wing reporting is appalling, needs a shake up and neutrallity restored. Daily updates and Vine debates about partygate, two years after the event leave little room for doubting that the political wing of BBC is relentessly pursuing Johnson's resignation instead of allowing him to do his job and reporting on all of the good work. 38 new Bills of legislation in the Queen's Speech, but that has barely received any mention on BBC.

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