Lord Inglewood

BBC’s royal charter should be axed, say Tory peers

The BBC should be independent of government interference and the royal charter scrapped, according to Conservative peers Lord Fowler and Lord Inglewood. In an open letter, published by the Guardian, the two former chairmen of the House of Lords select committee on communications said that while a royal charter “sounds very grand”, the idea that […]

Ofcom should have final say on media mergers, says Lords committee

Media regulator Ofcom, rather the UK culture secretary, should have the final say on whether media mergers should go ahead, according to the House of Lords Communications Committee.  Publishing its report on media plurality today, the committee called for a new framework for regulating the ownership of media companies engaged in news and current affairs, […]