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Our 'friends' at the BBC.

Some bright spark decided to start a comment thread on the basis of the news that apparently the public are prepared to pay an average £162.66 for a licence. I would dearly love to see the way the question was phrased, but meanwhile, this.

At the moment, the entire first page of comments ordered by number of reader recommendations is deeply hostile. Lovely. I would not be surprised if there is an outbreak of vote rigging shortly....
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Blogger Bel said... 9:16 pm

Frankly, I'm surprised they even let those comments through in the first place. Or maybe if they had blocked them all, there would have been (almost) nothing to put on the comments pages. My comments never make it past the Vetting Commandant.  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 9:33 pm

Wiliam you're old (like me
remember that
"not the nine o'clock news" sketch?

"Dear BBC
I would gladly pay £400 a year for my license."  

Anonymous Colin said... 10:25 pm

Since half a century, such a compulsory fee (17 € per month) for state TV is already reality for German citizens. The governmental TV has now managed to also include owners of personal computers claiming that it is possible to watch TV by PC.  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 6:49 am

greta to see but you can't help but feel the Beeb have been turned over by the bods at Biased BBC  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:48 pm

Bel - It cheered me no end, even if it proves to be short lived.

PH - Yup, sure do.

Colin - are you Cranmer's 'Colin'? Anyway, nice to see you here. If my mental arithmetic is right, the German licence looks to be about the same price as the British one.

Rm - what's a little vote rigging between friends?  

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