We as the public have no say in whether we want to pay this fee or not, and if we don't we are fined and risk being prosecuted. It's a no win situation for the British public. The fee is just too extortionate, and to be honest there is no “real value for money” from the BBC.
If the BBC would like to continue running, why does the public have to fund for their survival with their top stars taking millions as pay packets. Look at the ITV, they are running because of commercials. Why doesn't the BBC adopt these strategies?
We live in a democracy, and we should decide if we want to pay this fee or not. Why should we as the British public have to pay from our wages, in such hard times, to fill the pockets of big presenters like Jonathan Ross and Bruce Forsyth?
I say this fee should be scrapped and the public should be able to decide if they want to watch BBC or not. Like Sky, you can buy the package of BBC channels and watch them, and if you don’t want to you can continue watching ITV and other FREE channels. The worst thing is this fee is rising virtually every year.
Why is this idea important?
It is important, because we live in a democracy, and we should be able to decide if we want to pay this fee or not. Its not a important as this fee does not go towards health care or Education or Defence, so we should have a right to decide if we would like to pay this fee or not.
I hope the government understands the frustration of the British public and abolishes the fee or makes it voluntary (pay the fee and recieve BBC broadcast, or pay no fee and recieve no BBC broadcast)