Master in the Times

Master in the Times

Monday, June 26, 2017
Mark Damazer

Comments by Mark Damazer CBE, Master of St Peter's, have been printed in today's Times concerning Andrea Leadsom's recent call for broadcasters to be more 'patriotic' in their coverage of Brexit.

Calling the remarks 'beyond parody', the Master, who was previously Controller of BBC Radio 4, argues in a first-person piece that the BBC has a long history of refusing to let the 'patriotic interest' be defined by the government of the day, something that is key to maintaining both its legitimacy and reputation.

To read the piece in full click here.