Should the BBC voluntarily limit itself and commit to doing less to ‘get out of the way’ of the private sector?
That rather presumes that whatever the private sector can do, it should do. So after the BBC: the NHS, the universities, and the rest of the public sector?
We currently have no way, as a society, of agreeing what the proper boundary between the public and private spheres should be. It would be wise to get that right before assuming that whatever the private sector asks for, it should get.