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    • Londonlisa12
    • By Londonlisa12 10th Jun 19, 7:48 PM
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    Abolish BBC licence petition
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    • 10th Jun 19, 7:48 PM
    Abolish BBC licence petition 10th Jun 19 at 7:48 PM
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/235653

    It’s about time this tax was abolished please sign and post the link on every forum you know.

    Why should we all pay for this propaganda organisation?
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    • kangoora
    • By kangoora 13th Jun 19, 10:49 PM
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    I'd be quite happy if the BBC was funded by advertising or subscription. I wouldn't have to watch many adverts in the approximately 3-4 hours a week of BBC TV I do watch.

    This works out costing me roughly £1/hour for the privilege of watching the Beeb........

    If they wanted to save money how about canning the 40 local radio stations they have - I can honestly say I've never listened to BBC local radio in my life and I'd bet I'm not alone in that.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 16th Jun 19, 4:48 PM
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    Also, the BBC will need to invest in more detector vans to target the new army of licensable viewers. Perhaps, retirement homes would be a good first target. It is easier to frighten the elderly into paying!
    Originally posted by Sterlingtimes
    If you have independent living ie your own flat within a retirement complex you only need to pay £7.50 a year.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 16th Jun 19, 5:22 PM
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    Either through a subscription model where people can pay for the services they use or view, or a traditional advertising model.

    It does seem unfair that it is a legal requirement to pay the fee even if you do not use the services.
    Originally posted by Astar1809
    Can we expand that rationale to Education, NHS, Road's, Social care, social services………… The list is endless I would rather pay if I need rather than 40% of my toil
    • Astar1809
    • By Astar1809 17th Jun 19, 7:17 AM
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    Can we expand that rationale to Education, NHS, Road's, Social care, social services………… The list is endless I would rather pay if I need rather than 40% of my toil
    Originally posted by ceredigion
    You are now talking about two different areas here, Taxes and National insurance cover the areas you mention, this is a separate "tax" disguised as a TV Licence. ~

    If you want to make tongue in cheek remarks then lets compare apples for apples shall we.

    A direct comparison is if an internet content provider such as Yahoo.com (I choose Yahoo as They have various media, news and search engine arms to the business but are likely to be as popular in your life as BBC productions are in mine) decided they offered great content so needed to enforce a charge for the media content they produce. This means you now have to pay £10 a month to legally access any devise that can connect to the internet, it does not matter if you view/use Yahoo.com content you still had to pay a £10 a month "internet licence", would you be happy to just stump up the money?

    If you say yes you would be happy to pay for content you do not and will not use quite frankly you are bonkers.
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