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BBC decision to scrap TV licence for pensioners a disgrace!

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BBC decision to scrap TV licence for pensioners a disgrace!

The government has said the BBC must "do more to support older people" after the announcement that most over-75s will no longer get free TV licences.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said he was "very disappointed" that the corporation had reached the decision.

But Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said the government had "breathtaking gall to blame the BBC for this mess".

The BBC said restricting free licences to over-75s who claim Pension Credit was "the fairest and best outcome".

Around 3.7 million pensioners are expected to lose out on the entitlement when the change comes into force in June 2020.

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I think the BBC have finally realised that younger and middle aged people are turning away from buying the over-priced and poor value for money TV licence and choosing instead free or lower cost streaming services.

What to do?

I know, let's squeeze some more money out of the oldies, after all they're game for it and they've been paying us for years!

What next, scrap the bus pass?  Scrap the state pension?


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Charlotte

Charlotte

I straight up don't know how the BBC has the balls to charge anyone when they have been playing the same shit and same trailers every night since time began.

As a night shift worker and someone that has very poor sleep patterns, I'm awake most nights and every night without fail from about 3am they show "This is BBC 2" and roll out the same crap I know word for word.

Female comedian talking about her Nigerian Mother reacting to her choice of career. The lass with Parkinson's reduced to tears when she's able to write her name, the recruits, the Victorian dosshouses and washing line beds, soldiers sporadically diving, rolling and spinning to "GO!!!", that annoying git from Masterchef wearing a paper hat and marvelling over crunchy nut cornflakes tasting like nuts... oh God it's painful.

How dare you charge ANYONE never mind OAP's.
19/08 Charlotte
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Lord Reith

Lord Reith

This must be the best Government scam since the 'expense's scandal', the Government withdraws £200+million (that funded free licences) from the BBC and left the BBC to take the blame when the proverbial hits the fan.

If people are genuinely concerned, perhaps we should raise the licence by £10 for everyone, which would raise enough funds for free licences for the over 75s.
12/06 Lord Reith
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