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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.

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“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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