Huw Edwards says it would be ‘mistake’ for BBC to ‘take licence fee for granted’


"It has a bigger job than ever before to justify its place and funding.”

The news presenter went on to say that for a long time there has been pressure on the BBC from both Tory and Labour governments.

"People are more cynical than ever before and that is partly to do with the way people consume social media and tell themselves that certain things are not right, or genuine," he continued to Radio Times.

"Supporting the arts and education is a crucial function of the BBC, especially those parts which wouldn’t make it in a harsh commercial world.

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