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Then almost 99% of the UK is getting a cut as real inflation is rampant.
Wont the public who are on the receiving end of higher inflation be compensated with higher wages and benefits, whereas if the BBC cannot increase the licence fee they will in effect be subject to a cut in revenue in real terms.
 
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I haven't paid my license fee for many years. When the annoying license guys come round, I tell them I don't watch live TV ( I don't ). I have my online TV shows and my gaming console to keep me occupied. They have left me alone for years.

BBC as a whole has become such a biased organization over the years. It seems the woke brigade has taken over. They were absolutely biased during Brexit with their half German reporter - Laura Cntsberg. They have a fugly presenter called Naga during the breakfast show who I feel like giving a slap everytime I see her. She manspreads and sits on the sofa like a bloke. FFS.

What happened to their reporters - Frank Gardner, Rageh Omar, John Simpson etc. ?
I do find it odd that you can’t watch a YouTube live stream without a licence. Since the rules changed on owning to watching it’s much easier to avoid funding the beeb.
 
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It is the right who voted for Brexit.
you know, the thing that put a customs border inside the United Kingdom.

the people who voted for Johnson and his Brexit deal have caused colossal damage to Great Britain.

What damage has the BBC done…….nothing.
Not true. Brexit split both main parties. Only the irrelevant liberals said they would defy the vote. Are you suggesting labour would not have implemented the vote?
 
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The TV licencing in France is very similar to UK, except there is no discussion on reducing or removing the TV licence revenue for about 5 stations.
As in UK, you don't need a licence if you only watch on demand via a computer or Phone. Otherwise the fee is collected automatically with your home tax each year. It's slightly less than UK fee at about €120
In Germany, it's much more onerous, and even a hermit living in a cave with no TV or radio pays the 'licence' fee. It's quite a bit more than UK, at about €220. As in France, there is no discussion on reducing the financing of public channels.
So, in comparison, in UK, it looks more like an opportunity for the government to retain the licence revenue, and defunding the BBC.
 
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Not true. Brexit split both main parties. Only the irrelevant liberals said they would defy the vote. Are you suggesting labour would not have implemented the vote?

dishonest conflation.

It was Boris Johnson’s deal that created the customs border, breaking up the United Kingdom.

Did you vote for Boris Johnson and that deal?
 
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The TV licencing in France is very similar to UK, except there is no discussion on reducing or removing the TV licence revenue for about 5 stations.
As in UK, you don't need a licence if you only watch on demand via a computer or Phone. Otherwise the fee is collected automatically with your home tax each year. It's slightly less than UK fee at about €120
In Germany, it's much more onerous, and even a hermit living in a cave with no TV or radio pays the 'licence' fee. It's quite a bit more than UK, at about €220. As in France, there is no discussion on reducing the financing of public channels.
So, in comparison, in UK, it looks more like an opportunity for the government to retain the licence revenue, and defunding the BBC.

So if the UK did the same the license fee would be reduced.

There is one thing they could do, make more use of registration for using their services. Tie it back to a license some how. It could apply to all platforms. Get those that claim they never use the BBC but do. They could also tie fees in with the inland revenue to make them fair.

There are plenty of freeview channels to show what free tv and adverts is like in practice and even ITV can't match BBC's viewing figures - they really do try hard as well. Reducing the BBC's funding will help them catch up at some point. One way of getting rid of them.

C4 is an odd ball, It does ok financially but who watches it and what broadcasts. Their news is popular with some. They manage to produce some series / buy from abroad.

Want to see another form of state TV. Visit Sweden. Others will have similar. Somebody just sits and talks all day.

Actually a number of politicians see the BBC as a very British thing. Interesting aspect of the whole scene. Interference is the usual - politicians getting their oar in as increasing costs is always a bad idea if votes are needed. Not doing so will increase votes. A drastically suddenly very different BBC definitely wouldn't. Allow it to creep in more slowly is a better idea.
 
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The TV licencing in France is very similar to UK, except there is no discussion on reducing or removing the TV licence revenue for about 5 stations.
As in UK, you don't need a licence if you only watch on demand via a computer or Phone. Otherwise the fee is collected automatically with your home tax each year. It's slightly less than UK fee at about €120
In Germany, it's much more onerous, and even a hermit living in a cave with no TV or radio pays the 'licence' fee. It's quite a bit more than UK, at about €220. As in France, there is no discussion on reducing the financing of public channels.
So, in comparison, in UK, it looks more like an opportunity for the government to retain the licence revenue, and defunding the BBC.
Similar to Spain, it goes on the utility bill.

In the UK its no longer about owning/using a TV. I'm currently half way through renovating my current address and declared no requirement for the time my TVs were in boxes. Now they are up and I haven't got around to connecting a TV areal, I'm quite happy not to use iPlayer etc or watch live TV. I'd be happy to pay a radio licence as I do listen to radio 4. I get more value out of prime, Netflix and Disney. Its time to go pay as you use, but that would mean an uncompetitive Beeb, would die over night.
 
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So if the UK did the same the license fee would be reduced.
Did the same what? How do you work that out? Please explain your reasoning.

There is one thing they could do, make more use of registration for using their services.
Like knocking on doors?

Tie it back to a license some how.
Tie what back to the licence?

It could apply to all platforms.
It did, and now they've changed it so online, on demand is excluded.

Get those that claim they never use the BBC but do.
Like knocking on doors? Or maybe detector vans?

They could also tie fees in with the inland revenue to make them fair.
Like a poll tax?
It worked for MT.

There are plenty of freeview channels to show what free tv and adverts is like in practice and even ITV can't match BBC's viewing figures - they really do try hard as well.
They aren't free view. you still pay your licence fee or your subscription.
It's like the NHS: free at the point of use.

Reducing the BBC's funding will help them catch up at some point. One way of getting rid of them.
Who is them? Who is them?

C4 is an odd ball, It does ok financially but who watches it and what broadcasts.
Their audience watch it. You'd have to ask them.

Their news is popular with some.
How do you know this? Is it some general knowledge or fundamental truth?

They manage to produce some series / buy from abroad.
Don't they all?

Want to see another form of state TV. Visit Sweden. Others will have similar. Somebody just sits and talks all day.
What do they talk about? Is it like a chat show? Or a news channel?
In Sweden, there are two public service television broadcasters: Sveriges Television AB (SVT) and the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Corporation (UR). SVT and UR operates the TV stations SVT1, SVT2, SVT24, Barnkanalen (children’s channel), as well as Kunskapskanalen (science channel).
https://www.statista.com/topics/4222/public-service-television-in-sweden/#:~:text=In Sweden, there are two,as Kunskapskanalen (science channel).​
Swedish TV licence is about £200 p.a. That provides for about 5 channels.

Actually a number of politicians see the BBC as a very British thing. Interesting aspect of the whole scene. Interference is the usual - politicians getting their oar in as increasing costs is always a bad idea if votes are needed. Not doing so will increase votes.
:eek::confused:

A drastically suddenly very different BBC definitely wouldn't. Allow it to creep in more slowly is a better idea.
o_O:confused:
 
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the BBC should be reporting in this:

massive 7km queues on A20 20Jan 2022

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Wont the public who are on the receiving end of higher inflation be compensated with higher wages and benefit

The bank of england should step in to prevent that from happening and control it. The reason is pretty simple. If people have pay rises the cost of the service they provide increases so there is more inflation just due to that. You may have heard that the forthcoming increase in the minimum wage will cause inflation - correct it will.

A very simplistic view. Inflation ideally runs at about 2%. Deflation is very bad news. The BofE use interest rates to control it.

What will happen - pass.
 
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The BBC are doing a programme about "Michael X" as part of their diversity scheduling apparently. I'll not be bothering with it.

Who was Michael X?

(From Twitter):

- worked as an enforcer for slum landlord Rachman
- racist who was 1st non-white person to be convicted of a racist criminal offence
- someone who extorted money
- eventually hanged for murdering an unarmed woman with a machete

...and the BBC celebrates him.

Just 43p a day!
 
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