Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries steps down as culture secretary 

Following the exit of British prime minister Boris Johnson, controversial culture secretary Nadine Dorries has announced her resignation from the role. The Daily Mail had reported that Dorries was offered to stay in the role, but the MP for Mid Bedfordshire served her notice hours after Liz Truss won the Conservative leadership contest. Her replacement […]

Mahon and Dorries set out opposing cases on C4 future

Debate over the future of commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 heated up over the weekend, with its CEO Alex Mahon and UK culture secretary Nadine Dorries both arguing their cases in national newspapers. It was announced last week that Dorries had given the go-ahead for Channel 4 to be privatised by the UK government, despite fervent […]

BBC bosses respond to licence fee freeze

BBC chairman Richard Sharp and director-general Time Davie have written to UK culture secretary Nadine Dorries reiterating their concern that her final determination of the BBC licence fee in the period to Charter renewal in 2027 will have a negative impact on the quality of output and the UK creative industries sector. “We have said […]

UK Government to abolish licence fee in 2027 and cut BBC funding

UK culture secretary Nadine Dorries has announced plans to abolish the licence fee and freeze funding to the BBC. Confirming a story from the Mail on Sunday, the secretary tweeted: “This licence fee announcement will be the last. The days of the elderly being threatened with prison sentences and bailiffs knocking on doors, are over. Time […]

BBC critic Nadine Dorries appointed UK culture secretary

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has appointed Nadine Dorries as the country’s new culture secretary. The appointment is a controversial one, with Dorries regularly criticising the BBC as biased in its presentation of political news.  The MP for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005, Dorries was first handed the role of minister of state for mental health, […]