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Defund the BBC NOW.

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14 minutes ago, terminator said:

Lord Hall the **** head also suggested remove TV lisence and change its name to a housing tax dumbo. Also need money do they funny how they just funded £50 million pounds to BLM. DEFUND BBC 

What are you going on about?

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5 hours ago, Pettytom said:

Good to see live international cricket return to the BBC this afternoon.

 

Yet another justification of the licence fee.

If this is your cultural argument for a compulsory television licence fee it is very weak.

 

There is no moral case for requiring disadvantaged and vulnerable people, especially women, to finance the BBC if they have no interest in its services. 

Edited by Car Boot

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The Bbc output of tv programmes is very good I think.

 

the integrity of their journalism , particularly in regard to the coronavirus is pathetic.

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20 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

If this is your cultural argument for a compulsory television licence fee it is very weak.

 

There is no moral case for requiring disadvantaged and vulnerable people, especially women, to finance the BBC if they have no interest in its services. 

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/broadband-and-tv/tv-licence/

Why keep banging on about this.

Personally I think that £3 a week represents great value,but if you really don’t want to pay or don’t need it,then don’t.

Watch catch up.

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1 hour ago, Car Boot said:

If this is your cultural argument for a compulsory television licence fee it is very weak.

 

There is no moral case for requiring disadvantaged and vulnerable people, especially women, to finance the BBC if they have no interest in its services. 

Cricket is culturally important to the U.K.

 

 

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If users are going to pedel a similar post, when numerous members have said time and time again against it, then it's going to be removed as spam the account dealt with as a spammer.

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Ipswich MP calls for BBC licence fee to be scrapped

 

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has called for the BBC licence fee to be abolished - and for the corporation to lose its role as the UK’s national broadcaster.

 

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/tom-hunt-attacks-bbc-1-6815162

 

"The Conservative, elected to parliament in the 2019 general election, made his decision following an online poll on his website. Out of nearly 5,000 responses, 97% wanted the licence fee abolished. Nearly 900 people with postcodes in his constituency took part – and 90% of them wanted the licence fee abolished."

 

A small sample of the population, but very reflective of the mood for change that is sweeping the country. The regressive BBC establishment and it's supporters, so out of touch with ordinary working people, do not recognise this and must be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the progressive twenty-first century.

 

The snowball is rolling...

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

Ipswich MP calls for BBC licence fee to be scrapped

 

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has called for the BBC licence fee to be abolished - and for the corporation to lose its role as the UK’s national broadcaster.

 

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/tom-hunt-attacks-bbc-1-6815162

 

"The Conservative, elected to parliament in the 2019 general election, made his decision following an online poll on his website. Out of nearly 5,000 responses, 97% wanted the licence fee abolished. Nearly 900 people with postcodes in his constituency took part – and 90% of them wanted the licence fee abolished."

 

A small sample of the population, but very reflective of the mood for change that is sweeping the country. The regressive BBC establishment and it's supporters, so out of touch with ordinary working people, do not recognise this and must be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the progressive twenty-first century.

 

The snowball is rolling...

 

 

Not rolling fast enough.  From the same article.

 

A BBC spokesman said: “Our analysis of public opinion shows that the licence fee is the most popular way to fund the BBC. Long term polling shows 41% of the public pick the licence fee as the best way to fund the BBC, above advertising (30%) and subscription (26%).

 

“The licence fee ensures the BBC is an independent, universal broadcaster, committed to serving everyone – not the interests of advertisers or shareholders – and to investing in British creativity.”

Edited by Arnold_Lane

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Heres a suggestion don't get me wrong I am totally against TV license fees but if you are going to have one then lets make it relevant

 

Don't know how to work it practically but:

 

Divide the licence fee by the number of so called "services" the bbc provides and then charge a subscription fee for each of the services you wish to use.

For most people the fee would almost not worth worrying about.

On their own website

  • Nine national TV channels plus regional TV services......................... I only bother with three... 
  • Radio stations - 10 pan-UK, six national and 40 local......................... I  only every use 2
  • BBC website...................................................................................................i only use it to check my ping rate so Idon't really need it
  • BBC iPlayer...................................................................................................... i if i miss aprogramme i'll wait for the inevitable repeat
  • BBC Sounds – including radio and podcasts........................................ I don't even know how to use these or care to
  • BBC World Service - TV, radio and online............................................. I certinly o not want to pay for services for other people's benefit
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  • Other apps and online services like Bitesize, CBeebies, BBC Three, Food, News, Sport and Weather....   I have no use for apps ...and I'm not watching tv on my computer thats just sillyt....the weather is on the news and they waste half the time telling us what the weather Was like

Anyway there's about 75  here, the license fee is currently £157.50 annually which isapprox  £2.10 a year or 4p a week per service.

How many services do you want?   For me it would 20p a week.  

I'd also  like a portion of my money back for all the times I've been subject that programme of falsehoods, omissions, wild and pointless speculation, left wing propoganda, political correctness the list of negativity goes on but they still call it the BBC NEWS.

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36 minutes ago, MarcyC said:

Heres a suggestion don't get me wrong I am totally against TV license fees but if you are going to have one then lets make it relevant

 

Don't know how to work it practically but:

 

Divide the licence fee by the number of so called "services" the bbc provides and then charge a subscription fee for each of the services you wish to use.

For most people the fee would almost not worth worrying about.

On their own website

  • Nine national TV channels plus regional TV services......................... I only bother with three... 
  • Radio stations - 10 pan-UK, six national and 40 local......................... I  only every use 2
  • BBC website...................................................................................................i only use it to check my ping rate so Idon't really need it
  • BBC iPlayer...................................................................................................... i if i miss aprogramme i'll wait for the inevitable repeat
  • BBC Sounds – including radio and podcasts........................................ I don't even know how to use these or care to
  • BBC World Service - TV, radio and online............................................. I certinly o not want to pay for services for other people's benefit
  •  
  • Other apps and online services like Bitesize, CBeebies, BBC Three, Food, News, Sport and Weather....   I have no use for apps ...and I'm not watching tv on my computer thats just sillyt....the weather is on the news and they waste half the time telling us what the weather Was like

Anyway there's about 75  here, the license fee is currently £157.50 annually which isapprox  £2.10 a year or 4p a week per service.

How many services do you want?   For me it would 20p a week.  

I'd also  like a portion of my money back for all the times I've been subject that programme of falsehoods, omissions, wild and pointless speculation, left wing propoganda, political correctness the list of negativity goes on but they still call it the BBC NEWS.

Hey Boots, get yer coat you've pulled!

 

 

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7 hours ago, MarcyC said:
  • BBC World Service - TV, radio and online............................................. I certinly o not want to pay for services for other people's benefit

Well at least you're not trying to spin it as standing up for the oppressed masses, Car Boot could learn a thing or two! ;)

 

These services give the UK an advantage and a huge amount of soft power throughout the world, are they really only for 'other people's benefit'?

 

 

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I'd also  like a portion of my money back for all the times I've been subject that programme of falsehoods, omissions, wild and pointless speculation, left wing propoganda, political correctness the list of negativity goes on but they still call it the BBC NEWS.

Yawn... compared to who?

Edited by Magilla

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