Read this: Mark Thompson survived the BBC licence fee crisis but must not overplay his hand | Media | The Guardian
Summary: Close, or rather near-run, was how the Duke of Wellington famously described the Battle of Waterloo. Which is pretty much what you could say for the battle recently endured by the BBC, which was less than 18 hours or so away from being destroyed by a Sunday cabinet decision. It's clear now that even Nick Clegg as well as David Cameron and George Osborne were prepared to sign off the deal that would have lumped in the cost of the free licence fees for the over-75s. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukMark Thompson survived the BBC licence f…
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