Newsreaders on the BBC are ‘talent’?
Sir, I am spectacularly under- concerned at the level of the BBC’s remuneration for popular entertainers whose programmes are no doubt marketed by the corporation at a profit.
What is hard to stomach is the proportion of my licence fee being spent on mere newsreaders when surely such ‘talent’ can be sourced cheaply from regional programmes.
Even better, with Brexit in prospect, the BBC should look to recruit more broadcasters from our former colonies in the West Indies where wages may be low but the standards of literacy and spoken language seem infinitely superior to those currently obtaining in this benighted land. John Eoin Douglas, Spey Terrace, Edinburgh.