Thursday, August 22, 2013

BBC licence fee. Night light robbery?...

A customer in Mr. Books just mentioned that my blog has been quiet which is true. Even Tonbridge Blog needs a holiday now and again. To tell you the truth I have a severe case of the holiday blues this year having returned from an all to brief trip to North Cornwall a week or so ago. I normally find it quite hard to get going again after a break but that feeling usually only lasts a couple or three days. Could be another mid life crisis coming on. Oh God does that mean I'll have to buy another motor bike?!
Anyway, although I don't post a lot on this blog these days I am still pretty active blogging on newspaper web sites and twitter. Maybe I'll start sharing some of those with TBlog fans. For instance here's my comment against a Telegraph opinion column regarding whether or not the BBC should drop its licence fee at long last.

And here's my comment:
"In the current age it would be perfectly possible and reasonable for the BBC to ask customers to voluntarily pay for viewing it's channels in the same way as you might pay for Sky channels. The viewer should not be compelled to pay even if they decide not to watch BBC channels. Why should they? Once there was very little else to watch but now it is perfectly possible to avoid their channels altogether. If that means the Beeb having to run adverts then so be it. Often I'd rather see a limited number of commercials than the kind of self congratulatory links and ridiculous dancing number 3s and so on we are currently forced to endure...."

6 comments:

manofkent said...

So what about BBC national and local radio, how would you fund that?
And what about all those over 75s who have learnt their free licences?

Paul Bailey said...

Sounds like you need another holiday!

Tim James said...

If you don't want to fund a paedophile ring like the British Brainwashing Corporation, simply get rid of your TV, or watch catch-up tv. You only need a license for live broadcasts, and even that's a bit dubious since it's not even law, it's a statute. Good old "Auntie Beeb" has had it's day, thank God. Speaking as someone who has never bought one of their shitty little licenses and never will either.
By the way, manofkent, licenses for over 75s aren't free, you're paying for it out of your £150 quid, or whatever extortionate amount they try and swindle out of the British public these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMvohag1uSw

Tim James said...

Otherwise carry on watching the BBC's biased news and endless repeats of Only Fools and Horses...Up to you...

Tim James said...

Or you could go into a certain shop in Tonbridge and buy a book instead:=)

Tim James said...

Or this might convince you to cancel your "license"...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZPPy4yR4Hw