What is it with John Whittingdale and negative news stories, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen his name in the press recently. The embattled Culture Secretary has been accused of misleading MPs, by shadow culture secretary Maria Eagle, over the handling of the Government’s plans to privatise Channel 4 – who recently rejected a plan to move from London to Birmingham.
Intriguingly though she laid the blame not at Whittingdale’s door, but at the secretary of states. Maria Eagle commented: “The secretary of state has misled the culture, media and sport committee”. The plot in the future of reforming our broadcasters thickens.