In this short, Tom Mills, author of ‘The BBC – Myth of a Public Service’ talks about the way in which changes in society brought about by Thatcherism began a process of journalistic change at the BBC.

The neo-liberal agenda and the loss of power of the trade unions moved journalists away from a worker’s perspective towards a business perspective.

As this trend grew, it helped to solidify and entrench the power of the richest in society and close down options to report anything other than a corporate agenda.