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Five hysterical reactions to Channel 4’s sell-off

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Roll up, roll up! The great Channel 4 sell-off is now on. The Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries, is pushing ahead with plans to privatise the broadcaster after 40 years in public ownership. Ministers hope to raise around £1 billion, with the proceeds potentially being used to fund the levelling up agenda. 

Inevitably, such a plan has sparked the squeals and howls from the usual suspects.

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