Saturday, July 4, 2009

Scrap licence fee, (there is a catch, of course)

Image courtesy of G.O.T.

The Director General, (what kind of self important job title is that?), has 'admitted' that the licence fee (tax) that we pay (unwillingly) to fund the BBC (and the hopeless twats in it) could disappear.

He has suggested a splendid alternative to the licence fee. It could be funded by council tax, income tax or even a levy on the electricity bills we pay.

What a complete oaf. In my opinion, the BBC should stand on it's own two feet, as do the majority of other broadcasters.

The present system only taxes you if you own a television, even though trying to prove otherwise is a nightmare. The proposal being made by the DG is a tax on everyone, regardless if you own a telly or not.


Shibby said...

That's dirty.

Ampers said...

We got rid of our tele for six months about ten years ago, They kept on sending letters, I phoned them and said verbatim: "Why don;t you save some taxpayers fucking money and come check for yourself, and we'll even give you a cup of coffee. And any further letters will be returned to you."

All in all we returned 30 letters with "Can't be arsed to open this" on the front and a label over our address so it had to be sent back.

They never came for their coffee.


Anonymous said...

I just don't pay a TV licence now - one of my New Year's Resolutions. They send letters to try & frighten me - fuck off, cunts!

suigmypiel said...

We're in the middle of the worst recession ever and all fuckwit Thompson can witter on about in more money for the BBC. take a fucking pay cut you bunch of lefty cunts.
I stopped paying the cunts last year as I was sick of their anti-English, pro everyone one else in the world especially muslims, the EU, homos and zanu-labour party members. I still enjoy watching some of there stuff, the more so 'cos I am getting it for free.
I would urge all good and honest citizens (this will be anyone who is not a labour party member/supporter) to stop paying the TV tax. It is so easy.

Foos yer doos said...

BBC should be like any other channel, funded by advertisements or pay a subscription. It's not practical (yet) to have a subscription for their radio output but I'd happily pay a tenner a month for BBC radio.

As for the TV, I can't remember the last time I watched anything on BBC, probably when I was abroad and watching BBC news, ironically which probably was free to locals funded by my license fee!

Old Bag said...

utter they think we cant see what theyre doing? one is that fucking stupid!..frankly, if you dont watch the beeb or use any of its other shitty services then you shouldnt have to pay fuck all to them!..i say fuck the fuck off!

Barking Spider said...

They should be forced to become a digital package paid for by subscription. That would force them to shut down useless channels like BBC3 and BBC4, stop showing so many repeats, get rid of most of the top-heavy management and over-expensive Jonathan Ross-type "talent", stop wasting so much money and stop shoving all that fucking left wing shite down our throats! You never know, they might even go out of business completely if they had to earn their living and no bastard subscribed.

Anonymous said...

I threw out the television 5 years ago and recently told the BBC why. This is their reply, the lying twats:



Thanks for your e-mail.

I was sorry to learn that you believe that the BBC is biased towards the Labour Party. I note that you feel that this is unacceptable.

I'd like to assure you that we're committed to honest, unbiased reporting and are determined to remain free from influence by outside parties, whether political or lobbyists. Impartiality forms the cornerstone of our News and Current Affairs programmes and we've nothing to gain by weighting our coverage in political terms or by allowing influence from any other outside body.

We don't seek to denigrate any view or to promote any view. Our aim is to identify all significant views and to test them rigorously and fairly on behalf of the audience. Among other evidence, audience research indicates widespread confidence in the impartiality of our reporting.

I appreciate that you may continue to feel differently and so please be assured that I've registered your complaint on our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback that's circulated to many BBC staff, including members of the BBC Executive Board, channel controllers and other senior managers.

The audience logs are seen as important documents that can help shape decisions about future programming and content.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to contact us.


Leanne Bennett
BBC Complaints


Oh my! My complaint will be seen by all those important people. I hope it doesn't upset them too much ....

banned said...

Likewise I abandonrd my telly years ago for being rubbish though I never bother to open the computer generated begging letters from the Beeb ( actually they come from Capita, the same crowd who run the London congestion scam and other money grubbing schemes ).

Raise a few £billion by flogging the lot to those mysterious international investors and see what they make of Ross's salary and those of senior management.

Anonymous said...

Watch movies or Box set TV series on a portable DVD player and you do not need a license as you do not have a tuner.