Age UK Campaigns Against The BBC

Age UK

wrote to tell me “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has got your message loud and clear after we handed in our petition at the door of 10 Downing Street yesterday. A massive 634,334 of you signed the petition and we now await a response.

“As Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has the power and authority to immediately make the decision to keep the free TV licence for all over 75’s. We really hope we have done enough to make him listen to us.

“We’ve made sure the government can’t ignore us by projecting our campaign message onto the front of Parliament and the Treasury too.

“I’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything, so please keep your eye on your inbox.

“As ever, thank you for your support”.

Fed up with repeats? A newspaper letter writer claims the BBC should be ashamed of itself for removing the free TV Licence for over 75s. His research showed that from last Saturday to Thursday the repeats on BBC1 and BBC2 amounted to 121 hours, the equivalent of five full days. So we should be charged a licence for only two days.

As arguments go that seems reasonable. But the answer to the whole problem is to limit the disgustingly bloated staffing levels and the equally bloated salaries enjoyed by BBC staff, whose second jobs records are a stain on the whole BBC edifice.

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