July 18th, 2014

BBC Justifies Telly Poll Tax By Claiming Poor Watch More TV

The BBC claims that the licence fee poll tax is justified because poor people watch more television than better off households. With Director General Tony Hall appearing in front of the DCMS select committee this week, the Beeb’s Director of Policy James Heath blogged that a flat rate licence fee is fair on the poor because they watch so much TV:

“The argument for a uniform fee is that there is a direct link between the level of the service received by everyone, and the level of the charge made on everyone. While the licence fee does constitute a higher proportion of lower households’ expenditure, these households also consume more BBC TV than richer households.  As a proportion of household spending, the licence fee is lower than expenditure on many other household items, including transport services, communications, and fuel. Over the last five years the cost of many household items has gone up significantly in real terms while the cost of the licence fee has declined. The licence free represents a very small percentage of household expenditure – even for the lowest income decile, on average, the licence fee is around 1 percent of household spending.”

Dismissing people on a low incomes as a bunch of idle, square-eyed couch potatoes hardly seems in keeping with the liberal, progressive values of Aunty Beeb. If a right-winger patronised less well-off people by telling them a flat tax was value for money because they spend so much time in front of the telly, the Today programme would be in uproar…


183 Comments

  1. 1
    Paxo says:

    Do poor people watch Newsnight?

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    • 4
      Why are the Tories scared of Righting this wrong? says:

      But If I want to watch Sky or ITV or even a European satellite channel and not the BBC the law says I must have a TV Licence.

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      • 66
        One-term Dave says:

        I could have done that, but firstly I’m a left-wing cretin and secondly I was wayyyyy too busy legalising bumsex marriage to do anything remotely useful.

        Tally ho!

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      White Dee says:

      “Dismissing people on a low incomes as a bunch of idle, square-eyed couch potatoes hardly seems in keeping with the liberal, progressive values of Aunty Beeb.”

      Are they having a laugh? Of course we are.

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      • 27

        Seen enough lard waddling into T*sco today to put anyone off food for life. Like..grossly OBESE.

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      • 174
        Anonymous says:

        ‘ERe ‘ERe

        Cor blimey guvnor if it weren’t for the BBC we could only dream of Cliff Mitchelmore and Judith Charmers gadding abaat on them there Exotic ‘Olidays.
        We can’t afford the ski-in’ holidays and’ goin’ to Tenerifee one a year.

        Like Mr Atenborough and ‘is lions we’ll never get to meet one but wiv the magic of television it’s the next best thing.

        In the end we do ‘ave Graham Norton. Bless his little cotton socks.

        God bless you BBC.

        If you is the TV Licence man don’t knock there’s never no-one in.

        Honest Guv. ( doffs cap in deference to the State)

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    • 12
      The two Muppets says:

      Most Labour voters do not understand Newsnight .

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      • 30
        The BBC says:

        Which is odd. As its producers, editors and presenters are of the Labour elite.

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          They Are a Pile of Self-Serving Shit says:

          This assessment is made by comparing a selection of right wingers with articulate lefties who CLAIM to represent and sympathise with chavvo scum who’s opinions and habits they know nothing of. The elitist lifestyle of these horny-handed sons of toil is as far as Parliament goes, the same as that of the Cabinet but their educational attainments are significantly lower.

          Umuna is a prime example, confusing Worcester and Wichita, because at base he can’t be bothered to learn about your stupid white country and its quaint ways.

          Miliband too, introduced to a tribal ritual in Darkest Britain attempts a ‘bacon butty’ for the cameras.

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        • 173
          Derrick says:

          Incredible to get socialist to work Had instances when they go to sleep if they believe they have done enough never mind those waiting for them to deliver. Standards go down income goes down

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      • 46
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        OMG! not THE Brock University?

        Well that’s it’s then it must be true :-)

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        • 67
          Ted Lowe says:

          There it is, in black and white.

          Does that mean we can get a reduction in the licence fee ?

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        • 72

          Brock – ranked equal bottom in the Maclean league table of Canadian universities in 2014.

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        • 75
          Mr Logic says:

          No, it is true. Look at the indisputable evidence. Righties live in crappy housing estates (slums, if you will), have crappy cars that always fail the MOT, they tend to have few qualifications, low-status jobs, probably rely on payday loans and foodbanks because they can’t manage their meagre finances properly. They suffer poor health and die young.

          Lefties, however, live in big houses, have lots of qualifications and consequently high-high status jobs and..

          No, hang on..

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        • 166
          Old Brock says:

          More like badgering than informing arn’t they?

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      • 60
        Fly from Soup says:

        the bbc claims that

        POOR = THIKC

        & that

        the THIKC need the BBC as their OPIATE

        both the BBC and the POOR should be privatised

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        • 76
          I hope everyone who works for the BBC dies of cancer says:

          If by “privatised” you mean “sent off to be used in medical experiments”, I’m with you all the way.

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    • 35
      concrete pump says:

      Phwoarr..!

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    • 78
      Whatever happendto the monoplies and Mergers Commision says:

      This fee is outdated, most analogue signals have gone along with teletext letters page. most people have didgital free view with plenty of channels. ( its hardly the early seventies with three channels) so by by auntie I never wanted to by you that yearly present anyway.

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      The Growler says:

      “Dismissing people on a low incomes as a bunch of idle, square-eyed couch potatoes hardly seems in keeping with the liberal, progressive values of Aunty Beeb.” Geedes I thought that was what you and your window lickers did, I should protest they are doing your job for you. I must admit a lot of old folk switch th box on when they get up and don’t switch it off until they go to bed, when they just stare at the box for hours on end it is the begining of the end. Some unfortunates being unable to go out, the lantern or radio is their remaining link with the outside world. I am heading towards the big 70, but I can still get about and I watch the idiots lantern on average 2 hours per day, I would get no visitors, no family, when I couldn’t get out after a fractured tibia, it fustrated me but I had my radio the box only switched on in the evening.

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    US aircraft had been barred from over flying East Ukraine says:

    “Sully” Sullenberger was questioned why Malaysia Airlines flight 17 would be flying over Ukraine’s border with Russia despite ongoing political unrest in the area.

    Sullenberger, the veteran of the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson landing, is an aviation expert for CBS News, and was asked by Anchor Scott Pelley why a commercial plane would be flying over an area where two aircraft have been shot down just this week.

    “That is one of the big questions right now,” said Sully. “The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has barred U.S. Airlines from flying over this area for some time.”

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/captain-sullenberger-big-question-is-why-plane-was-flying-over-war-zone/

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    • 7
      Angry Anderson says:

      The truth is out there and it ain’t what fucking Guido takes his thirty pieces of silver for every Sunday…

      http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2014/07/aids-researchers-killed-in-ukraine-air.html

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        E L Whisty (Head Groundsman) says:

        Take a look at the flight plan registered with and through national aviation authorities and with ICAO. Then look at where the wreckage impacted.

        Then sit and watch the coverups, lies and bullshit.

        Somebody, or group of bodies, is/are trying hard to whip things up into shooting war. Who benefits from wars?

        Putin has always wanted Russia to expand its influence and control all the way down to the warm water ports of Iran and East through Pakistan. Then he can put his subs in particular and navy in general into deep water very quickly (look at the ocean bottom maps).

        Then, Russia will quickly dominate the world and all will bow to the splendo(u)r of the Mighty Emperor Vlad.

        This is what happens when Mums don’t give their baby boys enough titty.

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        • 129
          E L Whisty (Head Groundsman) says:

          Flight Watch is a Hunt. You do not get 15km off track in a busy European airways system. First, GPS, INS etc. as well as radio beacons mean that 1 or 2 km off track is seriously incompetent.

          In days gone by, airliners could be lured off track by false beacons (we called it Mekoning) but that should just not happen now with such capable navaids.

          The parties involved are trying desperately to confuse issues so that the people cannot see that this has been an evil and deliberate mass murder for political ends.

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          • Tim Yeo-Yo says:

            Ever heard of weather?

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          • E L Whisty (Head Groundsman) says:

            Yeah, I flew around in it for an hour or two. If I wanted to dodge a big cunimb I would choose a safer way round it and I would make a lot of fuss about it on RT.

            Be careful about using your professional expertise to support or protect ‘leaders’ with political ambition. They will always fuck you over (they do it for fun) and you will regret being loyal to arseholes.

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      • 132
        spanows says:

        Aparentemente, de acuerdo con algunos de los comentarios, debe ser una especie de espía ruso, interesante tus mensajes del torre: al final quien fue los extranjeros quien llego?

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  3. 3
    generic taxi driver says:

    dont watch the bbc so can I have my money back?

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    • 114
      The Growler says:

      I don’t watch Sky, if folks want to fork out a fortune to watch it, I have no copmlaints The trouble in Murdoch media is everywhere, just note all the cross ads on freeview, Sky used to be free when it first started.

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    • 116
      Maximus says:

      Exactly the logical conclusion of the communist Heath’s argument here. But like the Bbc, economical with the truth, this one is economical with the logic.

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  4. 5
    The last Bastion says:

    What a shocker, a man on Uncle Rupert’s payroll attacking the BBC.

    Keep it up, I’d pay double what I’m paying now to keep the BBC advert free, and if they slip the government leash they’ll put Sky out of business within 18 months.

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    • 10
      Smash the socialist NWO BBC. says:

      There’s nowt as queer as folk.

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    • 23
      Bill Quango MP says:

      Finally! A lefty that does understand how things work.

      Ok, we are agreed. You, and everyone else who subscribes to the BBC, are going to pay about £300 a year and will receive all BBC output. On a set top box, or through smart TV or via a satellite.

      Everyone else, who does not wish to subscribe, will pay nothing, but will receive nothing.

      The BBC can remain advert free.

      There! Everyone is happy!
      Freedom of choice in action.

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    • 36
      A Tory. says:

      Good Man. I wish you well.

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      TV fee is theft says:

      It’s past time for your medicine.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 42
      Simple Really says:

      That’s the point. If you want to watch BBC, you can – even at double the present cost. Those of us who don’t watch it’s output can decide not to pay for what we don’t watch.
      Hall hasn’t justified the mandatory licence fee at all.

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  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    So logically,if the ‘poor’ watched less BBC, they would be richer. The BBC is contributing directly to ‘poverty’. It all makes sense now.

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    • 29
      David Dimbletie says:

      Erm…..I don’t work during the summer. So I really don’t care.
      Ps tell my agent I can do one more series of 13 episodes, for a million quid.
      Then they’ll have to get a different Dimbleby to chair question time.

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  6. 8
    Shooty* says:

    Today Program says: “Does it affect The Peaceful Ones? If not, we don’t actually care. Poor white people are SO intolerant. Urgh.”

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  7. 9
    Gerhard says:

    There’s some suggestion that the rich might like to subsidise the poor to watch television?

    Progressive taxation for all.

    Vote for Weird Ed.

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    • 39
      just like westminister says:

      subsidized beer yes please

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      • 45
        a modern manifesto says:

        1. tax off locally produced beer.
        2. stop subjecting local pubs to business rates.
        3. make police drive drunks home, free of charge, when they are not occupied with an emergency.

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        • 83
          PC Plod says:

          Do our equality and diversity training courses count as ‘emergencies’?

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        • 150
          Gheedough says:

          Why should poor people pay the same for a pint of beer as rich people do?
          Pubs should charge a price per pint proportional to the drinker’s salary.

          In fat everything should be priced in this way.

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    • 121
      The Growler says:

      I thouight all you lot were higher middle class on well over £50K, money no object, no reason to count the pennies, yet you whinge at paying £145 pa don’t forget the Idiot’s lantern is switched on when the kiddie winkies come home from school, unless of couse they are at a public school where they have to provide their own entertainment.

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  8. 15
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    The only people who could watch/listen to the BBC are clearly feckless, brain dead, obese, scrounging simpletons.

    Mrs Farthcer slayed all the enemies of Britain,,,marxist union rats, communist traitors who wanted us to abandon our defences, the argie cowards, the establishment traitors/defeatists who wanted Britain’s economic decline only to be ‘managed’, the scum who rioted in the third world shitholes, the police criminals….and eventually she helped to free the slaves of Communism

    But yet she chose not to liquidate the nest of leftist vermin at Television centre…why???

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    • 122
      The Growler says:

      And don’t forget all that hankie pankie going on in the HoC, she did not do anything about that unless her vegetables put pressure on those below them.

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  9. 16
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    I’m not poor but I know some working-class people who are.

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  10. 17
    Death Throw's-Dwarf Thowing Over 1000 Metres says:

    The typical response from a Champagne Socialist whose wages exceed even the PM’s. This farce has to stop. The BBC should embrace PPV or get in advertisements. As a Libertarian, no-one has the right to vote-in a Compulsory Tax for something that I don’t use. The BBC isn’t Education, Health, Services or Defence, it’s something that people CHOOSE TO USE. Your definition of a ‘Poll Tax’ is actually correct (well, sort of).

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    • 151
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Quite right. Be like me and thousands (if not millions) of others and just don’t pay it. Accidentally forget to go to the post office for a renewal. Lots of free advice on the net on how to tell Crapita’s goons to take a hike when they come knocking at your door.

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  11. 19
    Guy News Room Spokesperson says:

    Best news of the day

    Owen Jones future in doubt after a succession of inane and offensive tweets.

    It is rumoured that Owen has been quaffing far too much Bollinger of late,and his judgement is severely impaired.

    We send our condolences.

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  12. 20

    The dupes watch ITV and the adverts are all part of the fun. Competitions, fun, phone ins, Kyle, X factor and a myriad of dumb down trash to enlarge couch potatoes. Milk tray anyone?

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  13. 22
    Raving Loon says:

    I’m not exactly poor and I’ll have you know that I waste hours in front of the TV, so there.

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  14. 25
    Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

    Surely if people are really poor they wouldn’t be able to afford a TV set. It is hardly a necessity, is it? People do not die through lack of BBC programmes. They could however freeze to death because of the green energy taxes that the Liblabcons have imposed on the poor.

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    • 34
      BBC weather. says:

      Global warming has caused sea levels and the licence fee to rise. Fact..end of…the science is settled!

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      • 99
        Chlöe Sal Gerbeeba says:

        The heat generated by the BBC’s transmitters is causing the ice in my lemonade to melt. Pull the plug on the bastards now.

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        • 119
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          Just look at the size of the BBC’s carbon footprint.

          Close the fuckers down now for the sake of those poor drowning polar bears :-)

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  15. 26
    Anonymous says:

    “these households also consume more BBC TV”

    Consume? The cnuts are on another planet.

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    • 48
      rick says:

      I caught that, too. “Consume” – makes them sound like they are producing something solid and of benefit – not just a load of PC bullshit.

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    • 50
      Simple Really says:

      Perhaps they cannot be bothered to find the remote, so just leave the telly on Channel 1.

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    concrete pump says:

    Aren’t the poor just soooo lucky.

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  17. 32
    Smack My Nigella Up says:

    The writing is on the wall for the left wing BBC and thier hated poll tax and they know it.

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  18. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Just Stop Paying the BBC Poll Tax, unless you are stupid enough to confess on record nothing will happen to you

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    • 69
      rick says:

      Absolutely true. Do they collect from a culturally enriched block of flats in Hackney were the residents do not speak English ? I don’t think so.

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  19. 38
    BIll Quango MP says:

    You can still get a black and white tv licence for only £49.50

    But you can’t get a black and white telly unless you have a time machine.

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  20. 41

    Watch today now, the advert free golf in H D for free, …why sell it to Rupie?

    Still he could get the interminable blick starvin charitee ads on ten times an hour.

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    One, 2, miss a few, 99, 100! says:

    Tony Hall, was appointed director general of the BBC yesterday on a £450,000 salary – topped up with an estimated £80,000 a year pension earned when he previously worked at the corporation. Nice work if you can get it I suppose..

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  22. 49
    concrete pump says:

    It’s called YouTube, fuckwit..!

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  23. 51
    Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

    Maybe someone will open TV banks so the poor can get free TV licences. Then again only the BBC think that watching them is more important than eating or heating.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. 52
    British Values please! says:

    This country has gone to the dogs it really has. I remember a time when men were men and didn’t wear make-up. Men shaved every day or had proper beards and wore suits and hats. They had their haircuts on a Saturday morning and were the breadwinners.

    I also remember a time when the BBC were loyal to the Queen and Tories. Politicians had our full respect and we didn’t question them or any established figure. Women stayed at home and looked after the children as they ought to do and obeyed their husbands wishes. Children did as they jolly well were told and allergies and vegetarians didn’t exist much. Homosexials didn’t bother those that weren’t, the wife would cook me a proper Sunday Roast, telly finished at 10pm, everyone had jobs, children raised their caps to adults, everyone voted, the pubs served warm beer and shut at 10.30 and generally served men only, , there was no obesity, no benefit fraud, we had an Empire and won sports, you could say whatever you wanted in public, immigrants weren’t a problem, the men drove the cars and women looked and acted like women.

    This is the England and Britain I knew and made us great. Where did it go?

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  25. 53
    Simple Really says:

    Did Hall explain why BBC receives funding from EU ?
    Why do they get such funds by the way ?

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  26. 55

    @OR : Responded to you back on the Sara Firth thread.

    She’s toast now, but it is likely part of a maskirovka: distract from RT and buy them some time and legitimacy through implication – ie. Reporter resigned on principal, hence others in organization have principals.

    Think L’iz W’ahl / A’bby M’artin re-run from a few months back.

    Now – This does need to be translated into S’panish and broadcast nice and clearly into L’atin A’merica – in particular – at A’rgentina – before they are coerced into doing something very dumb with Las Malvinas.

    ¿Usted me estás comprendiendo? :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

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      kedgree says:

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      Ockham's Razor says:

      Had seen but otherwise was very preoccupied today. Working for HMRC today on a zero-rate contract, one might say. How many times is it necessary to write out one’s date of birth FFS? I was itching to put “unchanged from last time”.

      My remark was made on a rather tongue-in-cheek basis, probably on the basis of mine in hers. I could have improved on it if I had the time. Not the first time I have confessed to that. ;-)

      Perhaps I was safely out of it. Quite a few useful idiots about on the previous thread to that. Apologists or subversives, one wonders? Would have been great to plot all their ISPs, probably in the low numbers of Kensington Palace Gardens…

      Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 104
        Шпион, который пришел в из тепла says:

        Ты никогда не в одиночку с Ан посольством.

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        • 139
          Ockham's Razor says:

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          • Шпион, который пришел в из тепла says:

            Увы, бедный Йорик, он думал, что это был всего лишь торговая миссия. Я предупредил его, что было больше этому ремеслу не только торговые.

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    • 88
      Ockham's Razor says:

      Fuerte y claro!

      Vote UKIP :-D

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  27. 56
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If i consume more electricity than my neighbour (assuming the same energy company) then quite rightly i should pay a higher bill.

    It looks like the BBC can use the same principle to fund themselves, it’s called pay per view.

    I quite agree.

    Bring it on :-)

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  28. 58
    Ed Balls, shallow chancellor says:

    The BBC TV tax is great value, costing less than a pint of milk.

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      Simple Really says:

      But if I choose not to drink milk, I don’t have to pay for some !
      What can’t you understand about the iniquity of legally protected theft

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  29. 59

    It’s worth it just for Animal SOS. Today’s show had a kitten trapped in a garage!!

    (Next week: an Audi gets trapped in a catflap)

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    That's it then. Ed has spoken says:

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      Oy ! says:

      Ask your Tribe who run the Ukraine government.

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    • 118
      One Eyed Scottish Idiot says:

      Thank you for your contribution.

      Had it not been for your intervention, I’m sure everyone would have forgotten it and moved on.

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    • 137
      Stu says:

      Fuck me brain dead Ed’s involved I feel safer already.

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    • 146
      WTFingF says:

      Because they cowards and corrupt.
      Not a peep about the reality that the Izzies have just displaced 40, 000 and killed about 150 including numerous children, so far.

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      • 165
        A Right Fucking Bastard says:

        Personally I prefer the front wheels to the fucking insane fucking murderous sand nïgger scum, but that’s just me.

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    • 170
      Apparatchik Ed says:

      Typical knee-jerk reaction from Wooden Ed. A long range missile caused the tragedy, the question is who caused it to be fired. Who did Ed propose to carry out the investigation? What action did he recommend Parliament took?

      Would Wooden Ed as a possible future PM do anything significant if it transpired that it was Russian inspired?

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  31. 62
    Consume: because "watching" isn't trendy. says:

    “these households also consume more BBC TV”

    Nom nom nom! I just love consuming my TV! Nom nom nom!, cooked to perfection! Pass the salt and ketchup, will you? Nom nom nom munch chew.

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    • 70
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Well the BBC is mostly full of cooking programmes :-)

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    • 87
      Simple Really says:

      BBC gave me indigestion years ago, so no longer “consumed”, yet I still have to pay for it.

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      • 143
        Bob cuntface Crow says:

        If it was un pc,less self righteous and unbiased in its agenda I doubt people would mind paying the tax but they are not ,so fuck off and when it happens and we see a proper cull of management,good luck to them getting employment in the real world.Wankers.

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    A few more manifesto pledges for the Tories to declare:

    1. Axe the telly tax in the the very first session of parliament after the election to ease the cost of living o the poor and squeezed middle.

    2. Freeze the council tax for a further 5 years (ensure no loop holes and that councils must freeze it by law) again to ease the cost of living on the poor and squeezed middle.

    3. Bring in a new crime of Public Sector manslaughter so that those responsible for Staford Hospital can be jailed for their crimes.

    It’ll have Liebore and the Fib Demons in a right spin :-)

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      Vote LibLabCon, get unlimited immigration says:

      All good, to which I’d add:

      4. Scrap public sector pensions. All of them. If public sector workers, including MPs, want more than the state pension, they’ll have to take out a personal pension, just like everyone else.

      Then they should have a very real interest in not f*cking up the economy, or voting for a Party that has a pension-destroying oaf such as Gordon Brown as shadow chancellor.

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        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        Agreed, to which i add:

        5. Make the police,firemen,teachers etc. sign no strike agreements. Any that don’t like this condition can fuck off and get a job in the private sector.

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      • 103
        reading is optional says:

        Can add, after the public sector have taken out a private pension after the first year a tax similar to the one the delightful Brown used when he raided the private pensions for ten years, the tax will be taken for ten years out of the public sector private pensions and pissed up the wall, to nowhere, after all equality reigns.

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  33. 81
    Neitherdeadnoralive says:

    Fuck the BBC ! Us poor people can afford to have Sky, Apple TV, Netflix, etc, thanks to the very generous benefits the Tories give us ! They should also give us free telly license to go with our free rent and council tax !

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  34. 84
    let slip the clogs of war says:

    confiscate the tvs, sofas and carpets shared lavtoriies oner per 100 head
    they would soon get jobs

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  35. 89
    ron says:

    It’s fun to see the BBC act in an increasingly undignified and desperate manner while defending the TV tax.

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    • 93
      The BBC says:

      If you’re not black, Asian or minority ethnic, you’re just a pathetic bigot who shouldn’t be in our country, and we’re going to ignore you.

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    Sposa says:

    Makes one want to vomit

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    • 113
      Cynic says:

      …in a sophisticated way of course and preferably into Villeroy and BOsch …..well, one does have standards old chap

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    Lizzie says:

    The poor make more use of the NHS as well, so will the BBC be advocating a flat tax to pay for that?

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      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Foreigners use the NHS more than the resident British people, but pay fuck all for it.

      Why not present these foreigners with the bill for their treatment up-front:

      No pay bill, no getty treatment, comprende, now fuckofski!

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      • 157
        Fred the pensioner says:

        Just like the health services do in just about every other country that I have been to – a number well into three figures.

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    reading is optional says:

    So if the BBC justify the money is required because the poor watch more tv, then they shouldn’t be too worried if the taxman, taxes all BBC employee’s at 75p in the pound, after all the poor watch more telly and it is for the poor.

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  40. 105
    Neil Down says:

    He’s being slippery here. The BBC can’t tie the TV license to income or estate because it’s not a tax, it’s a charge levied by a non-government organisation which happens to be backed up by law. They would of course prefer you to think of it as a tax because that encourages you to think there is no way around it (when there certainly is) but in truth they can’t charge you based on your wealth anymore than Sainsburys can.

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    • 123
      Fortynums & Masonsers says:

      “they can’t charge you based on your wealth”

      Are you sure about that? We’ve never had a problem.

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  41. 110

    Just run along now, nothing to see here as we thought. Now go and integrate nicely, ie let the R of P win and just move to a National Park or something.

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  42. 112
    Cynic says:

    That’s why they have longer fingers oop north – to fish the chips out of the newspaper innit while we swill them down with Newcastle Brown

    We southerners and BBC types are much more sophisticate. For a start we only eat grilled seabass with potato dauphinoise and char-grilled asparagus and sip Chablis

    This doesn’t make us feel better of course – oh no – just different to the plebs

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  43. 115
    Raptor says:

    The BBC is not liberal, it is leftist.

    As for being “progressive”, the BBC’s idea of progress is more immigrants, and bigger handouts for the soft end of the public sector, including themselves.

    The TV Licence tax should be abolished. If Cameron did that before the next election, he would sweep the country.

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    • 158
      Fred the pensioner says:

      I suspect most of us would be much better off if Cameron’s job was indeed to sweep the country rather than trying to be a ‘world statesman’.

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    • 171
      Corporate State says:

      BBC TV News is a government mouthpiece and Director General is a political appointment.
      Cameron and all governments shall bear this in mind.

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  44. 120
    The BBC - being thick lefty arseholes so you don't have to says:

    If the poor watch more TV, then help them out by NOT FORCING THEM TO BUY A FUCKING TV LICENCE.

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  45. 126
    Champagne Socialist. says:

    The BBC….

    How else would we be educated on the benefits of the EU, immigration and the danger of global warming?

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    • 159
      Fred the pensioner says:

      It is clear you have confused ‘educated’ with ‘brain washed’, but some of us were educated properly before the witchy woman (cf The Eagles) got her paws on the education system.

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  46. 127
    Timo says:

    Dead beat single mums. THANKS ALOT SCUMBAGS

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  47. 142
    we own the poor says:

    can we start hanging these people form lamp posts yet?

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  48. 161
    this blog lies says:

    James Heath sounds like a right winger.

    As a left winger I want rid of the telly tax/bbc as a public propaganda company.

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  49. 162
    Anonymous says:

    “BBC Justifies Telly Poll Tax By Claiming Poor Watch More TV”
    If the poor plebs are to pay, for that over which they have no degree of control whatsoever. Isn’t that that essentially as unequitable, as the ersatz form of democracy they find themselves being misgoverned under? Perhaps, as might correct that unseemly power struggle waging betwixt police, press and politicians, a system of un-paid citizen governors should be installed. If only to act as whistleblowers, to the great uninformed unwashed.

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  50. 168
    Sad Really says:

    These are the people who made this country:

    GREAT

    THE SHITHOLE IT IS

    Please indicate your preference.

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  51. 169

    It is the end of days for the BBC

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  52. 172
    Peter Gervin says:

    https://www.facebook.com/freetvalways

    Please like this page to end the BBC Licence Fee in the UK.

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  53. 176
    BBC (British Bashing C**ts) says:

    The BBC secretly hates working-class people. The BBC are a bunch of pseudo, hypocritical, paedo-loving pro-socialists that also despise strong families, strong communities and patriots. They give honours to Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris & Gary Glitter.

    I only watch the BBC to see babes like Sally Nugent, Julia Bradbury, Carol Kirkwood, Kate Silverton, Fiona Bruce & Susanna Reid.

    Apart from the women, the BBC does not have much to offer. They create pretentious short dramas with insecure characters that brainwash their viewers.

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  54. 177
    BBC supports British Genocide says:

    BBC Language for beginners.

    “Uncontrolled mass immigration” translates “Multiculturalism”.

    “Ethnic Segregation or Divided Communities” translates “Diversity”.

    “White Flight” translates “Racists”.

    “Radical Islam, Forced Marriages, Honour Killings, bog standard comprehensive schools, crimes, misuse of taxpayers money or abuse of Human Rights Act” translates “blissful ignorance”.

    If the BBC love multiculturalism so much, why don’t they move their offices/headquarters to Tower Hamlets, Newham,Southall, Wembley, Slough or Birmingham (Ladywood, Lozells or Aston).

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  55. 178
    Think Again says:

    After initial anger, I wondered how the attitudes of those raised on “benefit”came about. I suspect it was encouraged over many years by Blair and Brown Labour Governments soliciting votes by assuring useless chavs that they could lead a dignified life on benefit as an honourable alternative to work. Obesity and idleness were of necessity redefined as medical conditions in order to justify this lifestyle. Over 2000 adults in the UK are on disability benefit because they are too fat to work. Some have carers to shop for their daily diet of take-aways as they cannot/will not cook.

    In the words of the video Princess, “it’s their choice”. Unfortunately we are not given the choice to refuse to pay for her. Government are the guilty ones.

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  56. 182
    The Critic says:

    The issue with the BBC is accountability,more than anything else.

    Many countries have a licence fee but don’t support broadcasters who want to compete with commercial providers. The Beeb needs slimming down to provide a simpler set of services. The same could eb said for the NHS.

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