BOJO HOMES IN ON LICENCE FEE
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is believed to be planning a major review of the TV licence.
He is considering appointing John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary – one of the BBC’s harshest critics.
Mr Johnson is expected to conduct a mini Cabinet reshuffle this morning with a comeback for Mr Whittingdale under discussion.
The MP was sacked by Theresa May after backing Brexit in the referendum.
Under David Cameron he launched a review of the licence fee and warned the Beeb it must reform in the face of competition from streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.
Mr Whittingdale said: “The BBC needs to adapt to a different world.” ●
THE Government has ruled out a second Scottish independence referendum as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted Scotland “cannot be imprisoned in the Union against its will”.
Michael Gove said the Tories would “absolutely” not hold another public vote regardless of how Scotland votes in the 2021 Holyrood election.