British mobile operators will be barred from selling smartphones locked to their networks, regulator Ofcom said on Tuesday, a change designed to remove a barrier to switching networks for some customers.
So Dacre to run OFCOM, says @thesundaytimes In a week when a genuinely great editor like Harry Evans has died, only Boris Johnson could resurrect Paul Dacre. Even the Mail realised Dacre should be spending more time with his various estates, less time poisoning public debate 1/3
It has taken them 10 days:
29th July: BBC uses racial slur on Points West and BBC News.
Tues: BBC defends its use.
Weds: BBC get 18,656 complaints. Ofcom received 384. BBC News defends use.
Saturday: Sideman quits 1Xtra. BBC News defends use.
Sunday: BBC *finally* apologises
The BBC have impartiality rules no doubt insisted upon by Ofcom. It applies to news presenters like Emily Maitlis who was suspended by the BBC for attacking the govn. If @piersmorgan was employed by the BBC he would not last 5 minutes. Clearly ITV don't comply to impartiality.
Tricky for Ofcom. David Icke is as qualified to talk about coronavirus as Nigel Lawson is to talk about climate science or Nigel Farage is to talk about 'trading on WTO terms'. Once you've opened the door to fact-free bluster in pursuit of clicks & hits, it's very hard to close.
Classic Vote Leave tactics this whole “Gove turns up” while CCHQ complains to regulator Ofcom about Ch4 barring him. It is all about proving to supporters that the London media establishment are against them (don’t laugh) while trying to intimidate all broadcasters, while...