A huge public outcry, including a petition signed by more than 159,000 people, has provoked a climbdown at the BBC, which promised to keep many of its most popular recipes online less than 24 hours after announcing the closure of its food website.
So the bureaucracy has to save money. In order to do so (and who the fuck spends £15 million a year on a recipes site?) cut the one thing lots of people like. Instead of the choccie biccies at the meetings, or the pensions or pay of those attending the meetings. when the public kick up insist that this shows that no cuts are possible.
Gaspingly transparent but sadly effective.