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action
Allow political satire use of House of Commons footage in Broadcast License.
background
The House of Commons Broadcast Licence stipulates that "a) no extracts of Parliamentary proceedings may be used in any light entertainment programme or in a programme of political satire;" This deliberately censors political satire at its source (material). Democracy must bear the jibes of jesters!
additional details
The Sunday 3rd June 2018 episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver had an entire segment, showing John Bercow's more playful admonishments in the House, deleted for UK Broadcast because of this absurd & outdated rule from 1989. 10th June 2018 featured a report on this censorship, host John Oliver pledged to punitively replace the piece (due to be censored itself), in the UK with 5 minutes of Gilbert Gottfried reading 3star Yelp reviews of restaurants in Boise, Idaho. This must be answered!
created at
2018-06-14T22:01:22.077000+00:00
updated at
2018-12-20T17:21:04.378000+00:00
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