Ben Bradshaw: 'Why this obsession with Today programme?'

Ministers must stop “dancing to the tune” of Radio 4’s Today programme and show more “respect” for announcing policy decisions in parliament first.

That’s according to Ben Bradshaw, the new culture secretary and a former BBC journalist, in an interview with the Independent on Sunday.

“The BBC will have to change its news timings to fit in with the new respect that we’re going to give parliament,” Bradshaw says.

“Why this obsession with the Today programme? Why should we dancing to the tune of the BBC, of Radio 4’s news agenda?”

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