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Read this: Pressure mounts on Theresa May to cancel scheme that offers free TV licenses to over-75s

Summary: Plans to target free TV licenses for over-75s could spark a Tory rebellion as pressure grows on Theresa May to cancel the scheme. Last year, the government announced plans for the BBC to fund the cost of free TV licenses which will cost 750m by 2020/21 - almost the entire budget of BBC One. - link

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Monday, 28 November 2016
John Thompson
11:00 AM

Can't see this gathering much support in the Tory party. This is all part of a long-term strategy to reign in the BBC and deprive it of funding. After all the BBC is full of lefties isn't it?

However, they have recently done a u-turn and re-funded the World Service from central government. Mainly because they realise what a good propaganda tool it is.

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John Thompson's 3 posts GB flag
8:40 PM

Combined with cuts to the NHS should ensure this fails to raise any money as their will be no one to pay the fee.
This is clearly a political plan designed to damage the BBC, but I suspect it will do more damage to the government as old people vote.

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Nigelj's 16 posts GB flag
Monday, 17 September 2018

5:53 PM

It's hit the news again recently. My old Mum has just qualified to receive a free T.V. licence, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they want to whip it away. Utter B$*@#d's.

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Robert's 76 posts GB flag

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