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Is It Time to Scrap the Licence Fee and Privatise the BBC? | Good Morning Britain

Is It Time to Scrap the Licence Fee and Privatise the BBC? | Good Morning Britain
so what is the future for the BBC which we all pay for whether we use it or not and I think in one way or another we all use it probably subliminally we don't even realize they're using the BBC and we are you've got the usual suspects in base Esther Rantzen you must have spoken about this so many

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s who thinks the privatization of the Beeb is terrible rotten hopeless idea and the telegraph assistant commentators at Madeleine grant Lee says yeah it's about

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the Beeb is not
is it time to scrap the licence fee and privatise the bbc good morning britain
fit for purpose and should be privatized so we'll go to you first that's a big step I mean this is a massive institution that this country actually owes a lot to we have our rounds with auntie you know it has its rounds with us but why shouldn't we preserve it because it's part of the fabric of the country I don't think the BBC should be

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ped or abolished or it should no longer exist I just don't think that people should be forced on pain of imprisonment to pay what
is essentially a highly regressive poll tax that hits poorer people disproportionately hard every year scores of the most vulnerable people are thrown into jail for not non-payment of the

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fee I think that Ella so improve that why why well everyone is out so you've angered to the oh love but what why should we have why should we have the license fee you know what why should that exist and with the BBC be able to continue in its current the current form that it takes without the

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fee you should show the government's view and I think this is part of the punishment that might be coming into this equation here that the BBC's biased that you listen to The Today programme which the government won't put Witnesses on anymore because they say they get unfairly treated do you watch the BBC News at 6:00 and 10:00 o'clock and thank God my show either and the government says that that's biased as well do you go along I think in some ways yes that the
I'm a huge fan of the BBC in many ways but I think that what it suffers from is it's obsessed with diversity but it really struggles with diversity of opinion most the people who populate the BBC who work there tend to subscribe to a particular liberals exactly that's why the Corbin East is hated too by the way because it's not super left-wing but it is a particular worldview and I think it's particularly bad at articulating a conservative pointed right but and that's one
being I think probably if you're switching on the telly at home the other view is that actually Esther that actually already pay for Netflix I already pay for Sky they already people pay for a lot of things for the they actually want and they also have to pay a hundred and fifty seven pounds of some stuff that they probably don't want so it is there in the modern way that people are watching the programs that they choose to watch the BBC is becoming a little bit like a dinosaur isn't
is it time to scrap the licence fee and privatise the bbc good morning britain
it just in the way that we all consume our entertainment news these days never underestimate how greatly loved dinosaurs are and we can't put them together again the BBC is deeply loved yes occasionally it annoys us yes occasionally on today and other programs you get bullying and belligerent usually men who are very discourteous to their interviewees and that annoys me and it annoys them so they don't pay enormous amounts of money to big stars and we all have to pay for that and people
I think find that quite annoying okay here's the solution keep the license fee please because people watch by accident and find something of real value the reason I studied English literature was as a child I heard a radio version of Pride and Prejudice and I adored it every night I now go to bed with the most amazing comedian called Mark Steele who I discovered by accident and he mark Steele's in town one of the perfect bits of comedy look at fleabag it came up from BBC three if this
planet survives if it will be due to two words David Attenborough and David Attenborough spent his career and there are programs that no other channel could afford to make a possibly thing and that is true sighs so the crown is the most expensive program ever and that's a Netflix program I just don't think that's true and also the

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at which one could only experience these things via the BBC I think that

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has passed the landscape is so much more pluralistic than it once was I
don't think the BBC now has made you either subscribe so if we if they want to

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the

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fee but we want to keep the BBC because those two things you could have

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ped the

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fee and so then it's a subscription only you Colin is it advertising on at the moment at the moment you can't do subscription anyway it's pie-in-the-sky because actually you can't stop preview preview and you can't stop the radio so eight milli 18 million people don't think how
broadband so you couldn't yes you're right you can do it the BBC does in its peculiar eccentric ways take risks so the crown is not the riskiest drama you ever heard is it frankly there's plenty of dramas that are far more risky than the crowd I'm just using that as an example of one that was very well funded it was just throwing a statistic the BBC a very fond of that there and was reminding me of in the break it they would say look this piece of paper that allows you to watch
is it time to scrap the licence fee and privatise the bbc good morning britain
television and you get sent to jail for if you don't pay it it's costing you 40 P a day and for 40 PA day you're getting a multiplicity of services and diversity that's true isn't it I mean in

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value then why does it need to be done on pain of imprisonment if it's so brilliant and if we love the Guru much do you agree because I think it's ludicrous you go to jail for not paying this yeah what do you think about well I think there's a problem there isn't
there because nobody pays money if they can get away with it and the cost of the BBC going to court is huge too so it is a peculiar anachronism I agree but if you have a look for a moment at what it costs you to go to the theatre for example I was looking at tickets from Mary Poppins 210 pounds to be in the stalls 162 pounds to be in the stores whereas it you say yeah you get radio you get television you get online stuff from the BBC all the year round why don't these fat cats these people
that are paid huge sums to have regular for example Sunday

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programmes on radio - why don't they go out into the real laughing they go out into the community and sell the BBC mr. Dominic Cummings likes three words slogans doesn't he so why don't they go out with a three word slogan Richards save the BBC just go out there you Graham Norton's you Gary Lineker zyou Vanessa they do but I think I think actually I mean I've got you know lots of young nephews and nieces and
they if you ask them they certainly don't want to be paying 157 pounds because they literally I don't think unless maybe they might listen to a bit of one extra every now and again or a bit of BBC Asian Network you know or whatever it might be and they might click on the BBC every now and again but they would say they would rather live without all of that then have to pay 157 pounds because they'd rather watch the oscillation over

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they'll media the people that want to follow
I mean in it in a market although the BBC's model doesn't work they will get older they will depend upon it like people of my age and the local radio is the one thing that they should guys do it for local radio and when we've got floodings like this absolutely embryo and parts of a BBC local radio does an absolutely unrivaled sir when you talk about loneliness for example which is the thing that I yes concentrating on at the moment the people who ring me up and talk to me about
loneliness our local radio stations and the people who depend on them and listen to this one question about motor fear you want to save the BBC yeah the reasons you yeah and you want the BBC to be pared down and basically taught a lesson for the reasons you I think the BBC could thrive as a subscription model or go from straight to strengthen in some ways the

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fees a bit of my point is your arguments aren't actually political and they're not self-interested the government wants to
tame the BBC I would suggest because they don't like it because it doesn't like them I don't think Boris wants to I think Boris cares about his legacy he doesn't want to be known as the man that destroyed the BBC yeah I think there's someone called Benedict Cumberbatch in number term and I think he may be the person yeah it's interesting because they're saying here Robert Half and the Tory MP and former minister suggested that there should be a referendum on the field
that should be given control no no that you could I mean it's interesting isn't it that I do think that the BBC is under a huge amount of pressure to change the way it funds itself because it does seem and a lot of money to a lot of who wants a referendum so he wants a reference Robert Halfin Oh Robert please to two things National Division for years and years and boaty mcboatface yes we could rename the BBC BB McBee see yeah you