[H]omer espoused:
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> BBC sacks 2,500 skilled staff

> And 2 *billion* quid short!
> What a bloody disgrace.
> How the *Hell* did the Beeb ever get into that sorry state?
> Is it any coincidence that the downward spiral only really started after
> they were essentially annexed by Microsoft? When will people ever learn
> that Microsoft are bad news? Like a plague of locusts.

The big mistake was removing the governors (who always did a very good
job indeed), insisting on the sourcing of "external" programming, so we
get all that cheap sh1te at great expense, and then the new management
start to recruit their mates from Microsoft and elsewhere, people who've
no background in public service organisations at all, rather, people who
are used to doing things the "big business" way, where millions can be
burnt on someone's favourite project with a proprietary vendor.

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