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More cuts at the BBC are needed. It is about time the propaganda news channel is abolished as part of the cut backs along with the parliament channel. We can get the BBC to sit up and take notice if we all fill in a complaint form to enforce this so many times at www.bbc.co.uk/complaints.
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26 million TV licences are sold annually in the UK 154.50 each one ... that's 4 Billion pounds 

 

The BBC  do of course have revenue from other types of licences , and from selling broadcasting rights  internationally , selling DVDs etc  ...

 

Total annual income must be around 5 Billion Pounds  ..... Where does it all go ???

 

40 out of the 185 countries in the world have an income (GDP) of less that 5 Billion pounds ....

 

If people fully  realized that there would be a mass boycott of the licence ...What could they do?

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The BBC are kicking up a fuss about funding the free TV licences for the over 75s. They say that if they fund these then channels will close such as BBC Four, the news channel, the parliament channel, all local radio stations, radio five live and they have already put plans in place to close the red button channels/services in the new year from January 2020.

 

I think they should fund the free licences for the over 75s and force them to close the channels/services mentioned as it would be no loss at all to many if they did that.

 

So I urge everyone to fill in a complaint form found here at http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints to make them sit up & take notice and get them to close the channels as above.

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What the BBC may be moving towards is the same as Germany, as the profits become exhausted due to corruption, they will take moves to make the Tv licence compulsary, weather you have a Tv or not, then the true theft and corruption will thrive like never seen before, this would give them a free hand to program the people under duress and pressure from the too big to fail prophets of deception.

 

Either that or all media will be paid for or remain behind a pay wall, all avenues are now moving in this direction, using the same smart grid they purportedly abhore.

 

The result will be, that the truth will hurt the pockets as much as the MSM, and no resolve will be in sight.

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On 11/22/2019 at 4:19 PM, The Apprentice said:

What the BBC may be moving towards is the same as Germany, as the profits become exhausted due to corruption, they will take moves to make the Tv licence compulsary, weather you have a Tv or not, then the true theft and corruption will thrive like never seen before, this would give them a free hand to program the people under duress and pressure from the too big to fail prophets of deception.

 

Either that or all media will be paid for or remain behind a pay wall, all avenues are now moving in this direction, using the same smart grid they purportedly abhore.

 

The result will be, that the truth will hurt the pockets as much as the MSM, and no resolve will be in sight.

 

If the recent reports are true our legal system is cluttered up with around 200,000 tv licence cases per year which is a shocking waste of public time and money especially if a prison sentence is the outcome.

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On 11/21/2019 at 10:45 PM, eliteincontrol said:
More cuts at the BBC are needed. It is about time the propaganda news channel is abolished as part of the cut backs along with the parliament channel. We can get the BBC to sit up and take notice if we all fill in a complaint form to enforce this so many times at www.bbc.co.uk/complaints.

Now Boris has the huge majority he wanted he can basically do what he wants and what he wants to do is further cut back the BBC. I have already read about a boycott of the BBC by Boris when he were offered to go on the radio 4 today programme last Friday, he also wants the BBC to take back the free licences for all over 75s and is demanding them to pay it all!!

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3 hours ago, serpentine said:

 

If the recent reports are true our legal system is cluttered up with around 200,000 tv licence cases per year which is a shocking waste of public time and money especially if a prison sentence is the outcome.

 

Are there stats about how the TV licence cases slow the process of convictions of more serious criminal offenders? 

A "state" organisation intended to entertain etc and just rolling on uncaring for criminality caused as a direct result of not paying to see it's privilege. 

The abolishment of the licence fee could probably be the next "Government listened and on your side!" public movement dragged out.

That with their management leaves us as worse off as with the licence as the opt out still never gets accepted in the new post-licence fee world.

A licence to say you don't need to pay the licence. I'm not proposing that, if we get rid the licence fee, we must rid of it completely. 

On board with it, but don't let government take control of that process, have them just passing into law after getting message?

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https://www.ft.com/content/4ff9b5e8-4370-11ea-a43a-c4b328d9061c

Tories move to decriminalise BBC licence fee evasion:

Ministers start process of shaking up broadcaster’s funding.

Almost 50 people were sent to prison for evading the TV licence between 2015 and 2018.

Boris Johnson’s government will launch its first strike on BBC funding next week, opening a formal process to lift the criminal penalties on those refusing to pay the licence fee.

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I'd be happy to see the fee gone, but for all the talk, a half arsed compromise will probably be given. If the BBC become voluntary obviously the viewing figures will go screaming to depths. How much money do the government get from the BBC? I can't see them giving that up if it's a fair whack. 

So I'm looking at a fudge. Careful what you wish for. 

If only we'd kept the campaign at a grassroots level.

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As it stands the licence fee is a tax and one that falls most heavily on the poorest with the annual fee equivalent to possibly one months food for many.

 

The chairman of the BBC recently announced that damaging the BBC would be damaging Britain which many would take exception too after decades of having BBC Europhilia* foisted on them as viewer/listener.

 

Whilst always maintaining the license fee database as a means of tracking large numbers of the population with the advent of iPlayer this has been massively increased so that peoples viewing data is logged as are familial locations via geolocation of people as they move around the country being tracked by their shared iPlayer connections. Pure radio listeners have been added to this too.

 

This and the entire license fee collection industry could be swept away overnight by paying for the BBC/Ofcom and similar "necessities" by central taxation. The amount given to the broadcast system could be set as a proportion to GDP or something related and lagging behind by some years so that forward planning can be maintained.

 

Subscription as a halfway system should only be adopted if the government has future plans to sell it off.

 

 

 

 

 

 


* Sounds nastier written like that.:classic_smile:

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People should just petition to get 'British' removed from the British Broadcasting Corporation as it does nothing for the British.

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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 11:36 AM, hayed joe said:

Only a "consultation" process, but replacing the licence fee with a subscription? Will that be mandatory then? And there's even a minister saying getting rid of the BBC wasn't in their "manifesto".

I've heard the consultation process is gathering pace and doing well so far with some responses in favour of decriminalising it. And if it gets implemented then BBC say £200m further cuts.

On ‎2‎/‎1‎/‎2020 at 5:42 PM, eliteincontrol said:

391,000 signatures out of a target set at 400,000 so almost there before it can get passed to House of Commons to discuss.

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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 11:36 AM, hayed joe said:

I wonder who will buy their radio stations? They have 40 local radio stations with local football commentary provided every week too. There has been a lot of questions in the media of late asking individuals if the BBC should be privatised. I feel both BBC & Channel 4 should be privatised, and while we are at it, ITV too. Privatise these and it might be a good chance to save most of the NHS left from being privatised.

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