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BBC names Blairite as head of radio and music

In one of the BBC’s more dubious recent appointments, apparatchik James Purnell has been named director of radio, with responsibility for the corporation’s orchestras and education departments. Purnell, a Labour Islington councillor who joined Blair at Downing Street in 1997, was promoted to the Cabinet as Culture Secretary in 2007 and to Work and Pensions […]
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