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Fourteen-day rule

Posted by Mei on May 16, 2003

Hi,

I am not quite sure about the meaning of the bracketed sentence. Please do me a favor.

Given its responsibilities as a trustee in the national interests, BBC could not be seen to be expressing a partisan position, especially in matters of public policy (Indeed, anxieties expressed by members of the main political parties that the BBC could ultimately appropriate for itself the status of a forum for national debate to match that of Parliament led, in turn, to the implementation of the 'fourteen-day rule' beginning on 10 February 1944.)

Thanks a lot.