Andrew McHallam

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BBC privatiser 1990

At the 1990 Conservative Party conference:

Conference rejected, by a large majority, part of a motion calling for the BBC to be required to finance itself, primarily from advertising and sponsorship, in favour of an amendment calling for alternative sources of revenue to supplement or replace the licence fee. Part of the motion welcoming the rapid expansion in the number of channels and believing that the BBC should 'no longer be protected from commercial pressure' was also passed. Andrew McHallam (Holborn and St Pancras), moving the motion, said that the BBC charter should be revoked and the corporation should compete for advertising and sponsorship. 'Auntie BBC must stop being a kept woman and go out into the world to earn an honest living.'[1]

The "New Authoritarians"

In 1991, the Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies strayed outside its normal field to attack the environmental movement in a report called the "New Authoritarians". Author Andrew McHallam warned of the growing threat of "eco-terrorism" who had a fundamentally "anti-capitalist and anti-societal outlook". Jonathan Porritt, a leading environmental commentator, dismissed the report as "dizzingly unstructured, ill-informed and facile."[2]

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Notes

  1. BYLINE: By John Winder, 'Mellor rejects claims of BBC bias', The Times October 13, 1990, Saturday SECTION: Home news
  2. Andrew Rowell (1996) Green Backlash - Global Subversion of the Environment Movement, Routledge, p327 quoting Andrew McHallam (1991) The New Authoritarians: Reflections on the Greens, Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies, Occasional Paper 51, p19,45,58; Jonathan Porritt (1991) "Eco-Terrors and the Illiberal Tendency", The Guardian, November 29
  3. CTK Business News Wire ANTON TUNEGA FOUNDATION ORGANISES CONFERENCE ON SLOVAK ECONOMY SECTION: Business News DATELINE: BRATISLAVA, May 22 1998; (FS)