Biting-the-hand-that-fed-them, the BBC Trust has invested in an opinion poll about whether or not the Government should appoint non-executive directors to a new unitary board that would, in most areas, replace the work of the BBC Trust..
ICM interviewed 2,001 adults over 23rd/24th March. 45% said the Government shouldn't be allowed to appoint any non-execs; 25% said the Government could appoint "some". 7% agreed with the Clementi report that, effectively, all non-execs could be appointed by the Governments of our fine Nations.
50% said it should fall to the Chair of the new Board to decide the majority of non-execs.
Currently all 12 Trustees are Government appointees - but then, they are asked to not intefere in the day-to-day operations of the DG and his team; the new Board would be all over it.