This was the title of two blog posts I wrote almost 2 years ago. ( You can see them by clicking on October 2018 in the Archive).
The difference was that the title was followed with a question mark, because at that time they were just thinking about it.
The honest truth is they wanted to do it, but didn’t have the brass neck to face the public with their real intention. So they pretended to consult them , even though they never intended to take any notice of the result. The consultation was done with the veiled threat that without a charge for the licence fee, they would have to close BBC2, BBC3 and BBC4. Unfortunately many elderly people didn’t even realise that they had BBC3 and BBC4 😀, nor did they watch BBC2 that much.
Now two years on, under the cover of Coronapop, the BEEB have quietly announced that they will have to charge the over 75’s to watch TV. Politicians are equally quietly keeping their heads down, so that they can stay silent on the subject. Even though they really wanted to do this themselves.
So from the start of August, if your over 75 you will receive a threatening letter through the post demanding £157.50. It will have a simple 16 page letter explaining why it is so absolutely critical to keep all channels of BBC communication open at this time of crisis. Behind it are threats of sending in the “heavys” if you don’t cough up. If that doesn’t work, there is always prison.
This is the new kind, caring Auntie.
I’d say :- “DON’T GIVE IN TO BULLYING TACTICS. STUFF YOUR BBC LICENCE !”