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Thread: The BBC attack on the pensioners is vile !

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    I don't understand why the BBC are getting shafted, there is currently a twerp on QT from Plaid Cymru lambasting the BBC but as he spoke he recalled that it was in the TORY manifesto for 2017 election that TV licence would be met for duration of parliament. I quote " We will maintain all other pensioner benefits, including free bus passes, eye tests, prescriptions and TV licences, for the duration of this parliament." That is on page 66 on the manifesto. And they now say this was a mistake!!

    The tv licence is 42p a day so give us a break, if anyone should be pilloried its the government and not the BBC. To appreciate how good the bbc actually is go and live in another country, a loss of 745million cant just be materialised out of thin air. Not all pensioners are paupers, I'm one and I'll gladly pay the licence I hope this comes back to bite the tories big time. How much is that HS project going to cost?

    Mind you I have never noticed the tories been nice to the poor. And with pension credit used properly it will still cost the government.

    Be glad of the BBC I am.

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    What is worrying is the BBC don't give a toss, the coke sniffers in their management think they can get away with anything, we have to kick them into touch, they are doomed with their current poor management, the sooner this biased blood suckjers are gone the better, I'll go to jail before another TV license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbmitie View Post
    The tv licence is 42p a day so give us a break, if anyone should be pilloried its the government and not the BBC. To appreciate how good the bbc actually is go and live in another country, a loss of 745million cant just be materialised out of thin air. Not all pensioners are paupers, I'm one and I'll gladly pay the licence I hope this comes back to bite the tories big time. How much is that HS project going to cost?

    Mind you I have never noticed the tories been nice to the poor. And with pension credit used properly it will still cost the government.

    Be glad of the BBC I am.
    It's good you like to watch it, by why should other people that don't, need to subsidise your viewing? I never watch BBC, and don't feel that other people that don't should need to pay for it. BBC should be subscription based and those that want to watch it can pay for it - those that don't can spend their money on better things - such as subscription to Netflix/NowTV or whatever else that shows things they actually want to watch.

    All those repeats you watch - have been paid for many times over, and are owned by the public already. New TV programs on the BBC are generally crap - the BBC waste/squander licence payers money. Subscription based viewing would force them to actually make decent programs, or go the way of the Dodo.

    I think that people that watch (Biased) BBC are happy to make others that don't - pay for it so that their bills are cheaper - which is pretty selfish if you ask me.
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    @:gbmitie, don't know why you are blaming the Tories it was a Labour Gov (1946) that introduced it. You pay it my old cocker.

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    Still think that the whole point of all this is surely that over 75's will have to start paying, when many have more important things to pay for in order to survive a lifestyle when most of us can no longer work in order to obtain financial security?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmroad View Post
    Still think that the whole point of all this is surely that over 75's will have to start paying, when many have more important things to pay for in order to survive a lifestyle when most of us can no longer work in order to obtain financial security?
    Hear, hear!

    I know some pensioners who get as little as 75 a week because they didn't pay enough stamp. Not sure how anyone is expected to live on that. Living on the state pension is going to be hard enough without that sort of shortfall to start with. I guess the legal solution, to save one weeks pension money (or 2 if on the lower rate) would be not to watch TV.

    Personally, think the TV Licensing corporation are well out of order on this one and that, I believe was the original subject of this thread.

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    The CNUT who is running the bbs earns..[millions]... MP'S don't have to pay the licence..[nor for there free houses or free perk's]...the oap's who work 40 year's plus paid for this crap and are told fcuck you your a burden fcuk off ...the young are taught to believe all the shite that the greenies spout..[save the world GOD HELP US].. indoctranation is the key in this game and the fcuckers are trying toturn them into vegitables.. must use spell check...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice View Post
    @:gbmitie, don't know why you are blaming the Tories it was a Labour Gov (1946) that introduced it. You pay it my old cocker.
    The UK in 1946 was a quite different animal. For a start it wasn't the fourth (or fifth depending on which pundit you follow) largest economy in the world back then.

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