The Telegraph reports that the BBC has pulled the plug on a drama it commissioned telling the story of Private Johnson Beharry's courage in winning a Victoria Cross during the Iraq war. The Telegraph claims that the BBC was concerned that the drama may "alienate" those who opposed the Iraq war by being "too positive", although the BBC themselves refused to comment other than to confirm they have withdrawn support for the project.
Once upon a time, Britain was a nation that was proud to celebrate it's heroes in a fitting way. Films depicting men such as Douglas Bader, Guy Gibson or the Cockleshell Heroes were commonplace in the fifties.
The BBC is supposed to be a non-partisan organisation. It justifies it's protected and extravagant funding by claiming that it is will be impartial and unbiased - yet it clearly isn't. It is utterly dominated by leftist liberals and their politically correct thinking. It sucks up millions of pounds of our cash to regurgitate the liberal progressive claptrap.
Wouldn't it be better if we got rid of it altogether and gave the cash to companies who want to support and celebrate Britain and it's heroes?