The culture secretary has told Scots that they will lose the BBC if they vote for independence in September. Maria Miller said a vote for Scottish independence would be a vote to leave the institutions of the UK, and that included the BBC.
The culture secretary said in a Q&A session after her speech at the Oxford Media Convention on Wednesday that the BBC was "part of our crown jewels", and was too important for the debate about its charter renewal to become embroiled in party politics.
"We have to think what the [independence] vote is about. It's about whether or not Scotland wants to remain as part of the UK," said Miller.
"If the vote is no, they don't want to do that, then it's a vote to leave the institutions of the UK and the BBC is one of those institutions."