Steve Richards: A rescue mission that itself needs rescuing – Steve Richards – Commentators – The Independent
The Liberal Democrats played an important role in that review. Without them, the BBC’s budget would have been slashed to a point where even that generously managed institution would have struggled. There would have been no limit to tuition fees, and housing benefits would have been cut further. But in theory they have signed up to another bloody spending round, this time with some evidence to suggest that their rush towards austerity has made matters worse.