Cameron Throws Tantrum, Threatens to Shut BBC


London: British Prime Minister David Cameron threatened to close down the state funded BBC in comments made to journalists on a campaign bus during the election, according to BBC’s political editor Nick Robison.

Robinson said it was hard to know whether the comments, which colleagues who were on the bus relayed to him, were a joke or a veiled threat. But the journalist, who faced sustained criticism from Alex Salmond during the Scottish referendum campaign, said they had had a real impact on the organisation and added to the pressure felt by BBC staff.

Following the British general election in May, senior members of the ruling Conservative Party accused the corporation of showing “left-wing bias” in the coverage of the significant event.