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BBC spoils impartiality for EU grants
Date 24/10/2011 17:15  Author webmaster  Hits 1179  Language Global
• 24 OCT 2011

An investigative report says the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been pocketing millions of pounds in EU's aid money, putting a big question mark on its impartiality claims.

The BBC World Service Trust, the corporation's little-known international development arm, has received £15.5 million in EU grants since 2007 to help boost its global brand and employ hundreds of staff in London and overseas, The Sunday Express reported.

It has also accepted a £2.3 million EU handout to “assist the digital switchover in Serbia” last year, the report added.


“By accepting money from the EU in any way, the BBC compromises its neutrality on the most important issue facing this country: our membership of that organization,” said UKip deputy leader and MEP Paul Nuttall.

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