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View W12's Profile W12 Flag 11 Jun 19 2.10pm Send a Private Message to W12 Add W12 as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

As long as we didnít have any plastic on us

I'm going to start wearing an amazing technicolor coat of straws

 

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View dollardays's Profile dollardays Flag 11 Jun 19 2.13pm Send a Private Message to dollardays Add dollardays as a friend

Originally posted by W12

Nobody should pay for a license.

As someone who basically only ever watches old The Equaliser reruns on Forces TV I thoroughly agree with you

 

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Originally posted by cryrst

Bearing in mind we are all being pushed to live until we are 143 by how healthy we should be the oap might fit a different age bracket.
65 will be the new best years of your life.

That's a lot of candles to put on a birthday cake!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Jun 19 3.29pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

And now it's Top Gear.

The BBC is supposed to be about inclusivity and yet they can't even leave the one program on the BBC that was for middle age heterosexual knuckle dragging cavemen.

"Top Gear sprays cars used in Brunei filming with LGBT Pride flag"

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Originally posted by Badger11

And now it's Top Gear.

The BBC is supposed to be about inclusivity and yet they can't even leave the one program on the BBC that was for middle age heterosexual knuckle dragging cavemen.

"Top Gear sprays cars used in Brunei filming with LGBT Pride flag"

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Might be more of a story if they went back there with their repainted cars.

 

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Originally posted by cryrst

Bearing in mind we are all being pushed to live until we are 143 by how healthy we should be the oap might fit a different age bracket.
65 will be the new best years of your life.

Don't bet on it. Overpopulation will put the breaks on that. Have you been to an NHS hospital lately?

Say a prayer before you go.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 03 Jul 19 8.43am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

BBC pay under scrutiny.

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When you don't earn the money it's easy to give it away.

 


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Originally posted by Badger11

BBC pay under scrutiny.

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When you don't earn the money it's easy to give it away.

According to that list Gary Lineker earns x4 as much as the Director General of the BBC who probably has to do a bit more for his money.

 

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According to this report the number of licences being brought is also down. No surprise there and I think that this will grow as I can see many over 75's refusing to buy one in a mass protest.

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Originally posted by Badger11

According to this report the number of licences being brought is also down. No surprise there and I think that this will grow as I can see many over 75's refusing to buy one in a mass protest.

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Am I the only one who believes that the licence fee represents wonderful value for money? Especially when compared with what Sky charge every month! In these threads I suspect I will be alone though!

As I will be 75 in just a few days I can assure you I won't be refusing or protesting.


 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 03 Jul 19 9.48am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Funny how little coverage the protests in France get....which have been large and long lasting.....compared to the coverage and slant afforded to Hong Kong.

 

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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Am I the only one who believes that the licence fee represents wonderful value for money? Especially when compared with what Sky charge every month! In these threads I suspect I will be alone though!

As I will be 75 in just a few days I can assure you I won't be refusing or protesting.


Probably not I am sure plenty of others feel the same. I however don't feel it is value for money and object to being forced to pay for something I don't want.

I don't read the Guardian nor do I object to it as it is a matter of personal choice. What they pay their staff is a matter purely for them and their readers. I only ask the same courtesy when it comes to TV.

The number of people not paying for the TV licence is rising significantly whether that is legal or not I don't know. I think I posted a link a while back that the current rate of non payment is 7% and rising. A massive number of court cases relate to non payment.

Eventually it will reach a tipping point rather like the poll tax unless the BBC does something about it.

Bragging about equal pay will not solve this issue nor does it's perceived bias help. I think they are left wing and pro remain a lefty friend actually thinks the opposite.

Younger people are happily paying for streaming services and that trend I think will continue. I think you are right about Sky it is expensive I have BT which I will probably ditch next year when my contract is up.

I recently did an exercise to see which channels I watch the most and it turned out to be free view.

The days of the licence fee are coming to an end the BBC just doesn't see it. It's a regressive tax that hits the poor.

 


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