Denationalise the BBC; abolish the TV licence.

The BBC should be denationalised, with shares being offered to the public. The licence fee, a regressive tax that hits the poor the hardest, can then be abolished. Privatisation would also reduce the budget deficit somewhat.

Why is this idea important?

The BBC should be denationalised, with shares being offered to the public. The licence fee, a regressive tax that hits the poor the hardest, can then be abolished. Privatisation would also reduce the budget deficit somewhat.

Abolish the TV so called “licence” (licence indeed, for a telly??!)

The BBC TV licence fee is an obstruction to civil liberties and people in this country are falsely led to believe they have to pay it to watch any TV. Wrong! It is only required by law to watch LIVE TV as it is broadcast. What most people don't know  to the benefit of the BBC is that a licence is NOT required to own a TV, Watch DVDs, play games from a console, or watch online TV that has already been broadcast. The sad thing is the BBC has perpetuated a myth that everyone has to pay and sends its bully boys, the TVLA into harassing people into paying it  and sending nuisance mail on a monthly basis insinuating that the person living at address that hasn't paid the licence must be breaking the law and therefore treating them as criminals before they even know the circumstances. Furthermore, from what I have read on many websites they continue to harass people even after having been informed that a licence is not required. They accept the explanation but then the following month continue to send out the monthly red letters bullying people into paying, often succeeding with the vulnerable.

Why is this idea important?

The BBC TV licence fee is an obstruction to civil liberties and people in this country are falsely led to believe they have to pay it to watch any TV. Wrong! It is only required by law to watch LIVE TV as it is broadcast. What most people don't know  to the benefit of the BBC is that a licence is NOT required to own a TV, Watch DVDs, play games from a console, or watch online TV that has already been broadcast. The sad thing is the BBC has perpetuated a myth that everyone has to pay and sends its bully boys, the TVLA into harassing people into paying it  and sending nuisance mail on a monthly basis insinuating that the person living at address that hasn't paid the licence must be breaking the law and therefore treating them as criminals before they even know the circumstances. Furthermore, from what I have read on many websites they continue to harass people even after having been informed that a licence is not required. They accept the explanation but then the following month continue to send out the monthly red letters bullying people into paying, often succeeding with the vulnerable.

Abolish the TV Licence!

What's the point of it?!

Everyone knows that the money from the licence isn't ringfenced just for the BBC, just like National Insurance doesn't exactly do what it says on the tin.

I don't know how much is spent administering it, enforcing it etc but its just a waste of time these days. Fund the BBC centrally and raise the cash for it from existing taxation.

Why is this idea important?

What's the point of it?!

Everyone knows that the money from the licence isn't ringfenced just for the BBC, just like National Insurance doesn't exactly do what it says on the tin.

I don't know how much is spent administering it, enforcing it etc but its just a waste of time these days. Fund the BBC centrally and raise the cash for it from existing taxation.