A strong article in yesterday’s Birmingham Post newspaper, with deep facts and figures on the BBC’s systematic disprivileging of Birmingham and the Midlands.

“Midland viewers pay £912.3 million in licence fees each year — but the BBC spends just £100 million here from a total budget of £4.1 billion.”

“The corporation produced a report called The Economic Value of the BBC in January [which showed that] in terms of expenditure, the West Midlands suffered the biggest fall in the two years to 2012, at 21.7 per cent.”