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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 6th Jan 19, 8:36 AM
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    petition Age Uk Save Free TV for Older People
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    • 6th Jan 19, 8:36 AM
    petition Age Uk Save Free TV for Older People 6th Jan 19 at 8:36 AM

    Switched Off: Save Free TV for Older People

    For over a million of our oldest citizens the TV is their constant companion and window on the world. And now itís under threat.

    The BBC is considering removing free TV licences from the over-75s. But this is really the Governmentís doing: they pushed the scheme onto the BBC without asking any of us what we think or providing the funding to sustain it.

    Together, we must demand the Government takes back responsibility for funding free TV licences for everyone over 75.
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    • By POPPYOSCAR 12th Jun 19, 2:02 PM
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    Signed and passed to family and friends.
    • Mnd
    • By Mnd 13th Jun 19, 3:59 PM
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    One thing I do disagree with, if 1 person in the house is over 75, then at the moment, a free TV licence is issued. However there may be several other people in the household under 65 who don't have to pay.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 14th Jun 19, 3:12 PM
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    I wont be signing this as pensioners voted for us to leave the UK. I have no time for them.
    Originally posted by 1974Stephen
    I know many many pensioners as I am of that age

    Some voted to stay, some voted to leave.

    Your comment shows either your stupidity or ignorance, I canít decide which.

    When you say ďI have no time for themĒ do you not realise pensioners arenít a separate race or species and you will be one some fine day
    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 20th Jun 19, 5:36 AM
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    • ToxicWomble
    • By ToxicWomble 23rd Jun 19, 2:10 PM
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    The population has more people over 75 than at anytime in the past mainly due to the post-war baby boom.
    There is also some very reliable evidence that they are wealthier than at any other time in the past.
    It makes no financial sense to give something away for free to millions of people and expect the rest of the population to pick up the tab.
    I don’t see why I should pay more so that 75 year olds (who probably have more disposable income than me) can have it for free.
    They have a choice like most things in life - if you want it, pay for it. If you can’t/won’t pay then don’t use/have it
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