Recognising the talent and burgeoning arts and creative scene in Yorkshire, which is underpinned by local universities and higher education establishments, we are proud that Channel 4 chose to make its headquarters in Leeds.
A highly successful and innovative company which I had thought would be held up as a shining example of entrepreneurial spirit now finds itself in limbo as a result of government interference.
What goes against the grain is that 96 per cent of respondents to the Government’s own survey were opposed to the sell-off; that the Department of Culture has admitted trying to interfere in the company’s annual report – an action which would warrant immediate dismissal elsewhere – and nowhere did the sell-off feature in the Conservative Party manifesto for the last election.
Yorkshire people are renowned for their forthright views. If Mr Sunak wishes to become PM and remain a Yorkshire MP, I suggest that he takes heed and abandons this scheme.