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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: ISawItFirst
I can understand the frustration you must feel regarding hidden fees and taxes associated with your monthly subscription. But please realise we also experience advertisements regarding our subscription based services. The licence fee is for BBC programming alone, nothing else. So why should there extortion schemes extend towards our subscription based services when ultimately they have little or no connection to the BBC?
Essentially what im asking you is why should the BBC get a slice of the subscription services pie that they did not bake in the first place?
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
i have one simple question for all critics of the TV licence :
how do you propose to fund the BBC in the absence of a TV licence ?
Some do of course, but as explained in the OP I do not use any device to watch or record TV as broadcast live. The law does not require me to purchase a licence.
originally posted by: biggilo
2015 and people still wiggle out of their licence while the honest folk pay!
Which truth hurts? So some folk watch or record TV without buying a licence, I couldn't give a toss. Doesn't affect my life.
I know you won't like to hear this because the truth hurts.
It means that the law does not require one to purchase a TV licence, did you not read the OP in full?
So what if you don't watch live TV,
No I don't, as I've stated many times.
you still watch it
Which does not require a licence, as stated repeatedly.
and listen to the radio, I.e using the amazing services the BBC provide
BBC radio and internet services are free and do not require a licence. Which bit of that confuses you?
but expect others to pick up the tab. Most normal people would be embarrassed at her than admitting to bring a sponger