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Old 11-10-2019, 16:07   #61
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Re: Free TV licences for the over 75's

the latest …

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49998130
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Old 11-10-2019, 16:40   #62
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It was disingenuous of the BBC to lump together the figures of those who wanted to abolish the licence fee and those who wanted to change how the licence was funded....because those two groups are in opposition.

The BBC will never live within its budget.....because it has a pool of the population who are LEGALLY OBLIGED to pay.
So they can spend OUR money like water, paying ludicrous fees to the likes of Gary Lineker(yes, I know he has said they can reduce his fees.....I should think so too....who is worth 1.78 million quid a year...certainly not him)

The BBC does not provide value for money.
Many programs broadcast have been aired before...many times.

Make the BBC responsible for reducing its costs.
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Old 23-01-2020, 21:40   #63
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I see some are up in arms over the cancellation of Victoria Derbyshire. I can well see why she is 'heartbroken' - £250'000 a year of licence payers money on her salary alone for a programme with an audience figure of 39'000 which is less than what 10 year old re-runs of Four in a Bed are getting around the same timeslot. The sooner Johnson gets around to scrapping the licence fee the better.
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Old 13-02-2020, 21:18   #64
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Anyone know how much the BBC ( er… I mean us!) are paying Greta the Goblin to preach her doom and gloom messages at us ? … and why in the interests of fairness and balance are they not presenting any counter arguments ?
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Old 14-02-2020, 07:10   #65
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This has been posted in the wrong thread, anything regarding Greta should be posted in "Joke of the day"
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Old 14-02-2020, 09:55   #66
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Anyone know how much the BBC ( er… I mean us!) are paying Greta the Goblin to preach her doom and gloom messages at us ? … and why in the interests of fairness and balance are they not presenting any counter arguments ?
Because the Biased Broadcasting Corruption has long since given up being fair or balanced. The BBC spouts that it is even-handed but, adopting Adolf’s maxim, knows it needs to constantly tell that lie.
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Old 15-02-2020, 16:18   #67
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Anyone know how much the BBC ( er… I mean us!) are paying Greta the Goblin to preach her doom and gloom messages at us ?

You can't put a price on the "Words" of St.Greta von Thunberg!
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Old 15-02-2020, 17:14   #68
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Oh yes you can....you should get change from tuppence(at least thee ha'pence).
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Old 15-02-2020, 17:33   #69
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Be honest, it's time the beeb became independent, a state subsidised media station should not exist so free licences should be for all not just over 75's.
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Old 15-02-2020, 17:56   #70
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You will get no argument from me on that one Less...and I think it is coming.
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You will get no argument from me on that one Less...and I think it is coming.
hope yer right doubt it myself.
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Old 15-02-2020, 19:34   #72
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I didn't say it was imminent Cashy...just that it is coming.
After all, the young folk do not watch TV in the way we watched it for decades...they use Netflix, YouTube, Subscription services.
I really think that at some point in the future the BBC is going to have to decide to either go for commercial support, or a subscription style service.

If I am still above the sod, I won't be one of their subscribers....I think that they have lost the confidence of the general public.
They are NOT the impartial service that it set out to be....and it has lost trust.

It manipulates the news by selective reporting(which is a lot like lying).
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Old 15-02-2020, 21:55   #73
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Maybe it's time to just stop paying for their biased garbage...…..

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...pay+tv+licence
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Old 16-02-2020, 11:54   #74
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Cashy, you heard it first here.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...pped-hzwb9bzsx

I firmly believe that it is going to be done.....and it might just be sooner than later.
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Old 16-02-2020, 12:08   #75
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Cashy, you heard it first here.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...pped-hzwb9bzsx

I firmly believe that it is going to be done.....and it might just be sooner than later.
i still doubt it Margaret,if it does occur this subscription will soon replace it im sure.it will be a con over time.
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