With people calling for the defunding of the BBC, due to its bias, Labour says it’s unwelcome that BBC regional funding has been cut. Labour MP Chris Matheson shadow minister for media stated that even though it wasn’t unexpected, these cuts to regional BBC services were damaging and unwelcome.
The MP said: “While not unexpected, these cuts are still very damaging and unwelcome. Regional news is among the most trusted with some of the highest viewing and listening figures.”
The Labour MP then starts to defend BBC Regional investigative journalism saying: “Regional investigative journalism, such as Inside Out, have been groundbreaking over the last two decades and served a need that cannot be met nationally.”