ref date:15 Dec 2000 (WBA)
Labour cronies now control BBC news and other media
Gavyn Davies, managing director of Goldman Sachs and good friend of the
Labour chancellor Gordon brown, is now the vice-chairman of the BBC in London.
A Downing Street spokesman said Mr
Davies will take up his four-year, part-time
post from January 1, 2001.
Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat culture
spokesman, said last night: "It will be
difficult for the BBC to maintain its principle
of impartiality and ward off accusations of
cronyism when it appoints someone so
closely aligned to one party. Coming after the appointment of Greg Dyke last year, it looks like New Labour,