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Downing street petition (abolish the tv licence)

Lefty | 30.10.2007 10:33 | Other Press | Social Struggles | Birmingham

There is currently a petition running on the downing street website, the petitions deadline to sign up is 26 October 2008.

Independent economic research analysis and investigations by consumer protection organisations such as the National Consumers Council have consistently concluded, for many years, that the UK TV licence is a levy which is regressive in its financial impact on the poor. This gross iniquity is perpetuated in essence by the UK Government upon its most vulnerable citizens. This situation is even more outrageous in an age when the poor may receive only 5 terrestial TV channels, for which the TV licence contributes to the cost of only BBC output, yet the more wealthy within the UK tend to enjoy dozens, or even hundreds of digital or satellite TV channels at comparatively little extra cost to them per channel. This petition accordingly urges the Government to abolish the UK TV licence and allow the BBC to make use of all lawful, reasonable, modern means of capital and revenue generation including share issues, property equity stakes and loans and advertising on BBC TV, radio and internet broadcasts.

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Display the following 9 comments

  1. Brainwashing for free? — Screw Adverts too
  2. "...modern means of capital and revenue generation..." — none
  3. commercial free — rod
  4. Idiotic - back to the Daily Mail with you — Remember public service?
  5. Have a look seewhere the dishes are — Bob
  6. wow — your name is a required field
  7. BBC Advertising — Lefty
  8. BBC Fails in all aspects — Brian Taylor
  9. TV Licence-Is there any point — Anthony Roberts