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Warrior, the decision to give over 75s a free tv license wasn't the Beebs it was the Labour Government who announced it in their budget speech of 2000 so the Beeb aren't renaging on any promise, again popular misconception. BTW I do think the Beeb should retain it.

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Sorry Dave, but you are not quite correct.  Labour might have put it into their manifesto but, it was David Cameron's Coalition Government  that negotiated with the BBC, and brought it in, in line with the Pensions Triple Lock.

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TT, half tongue in cheek, the unnecessary outside broadcasting is a major gripe of mine.
Is it time that Garry Lineker was replaced by a new star who younger viewers can relate to? (Sorry Garry)
TT you are quite knowledgable reference the BBC, do you have or have you had a personal interest in the BBC?
Maybe you are a presenter who we all know.

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Gary linaker is 59 or within a year or two of the Average age of Norfolk, the peak ages are between 55 and 74.. So The expensive linaker is about right..

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What I was relating to with Gary Lineker was not his age, he is still young, it was that he retired from football 26 years ago and you would have to be over 30 to relate to his playing career.


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Either way Warrior it wasnt the BBCs pledge it was Government policy negotiated with (imposed upon) the BBC. As I say, I dont think it should be withdrawn but the Government have left it up to them to decide. This was a cowardly decision by the Government that was designed to make the BBC even more unpopular because they deem them to be anti Tory.
I dont work for the BBC or have any connection to them. I am however an avid supporter of them and read as much as I can, all the information Ive stated here is easily found on the net.

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Not imposed, as that suggests that there was  no give or take on both sides.  BBC Increase licence fees in exchange for free licences for 75's and over. That is not imposition but a negotiated deal.   I do however agree with your other sentiments, even though I think the BBC is full of overpaid left wing luvvies .  They do make some very good programmes even though they tend to repeat them so often they become boring at times.  Smile   Take care.  And don't forget, Prisoners do not have to pay for a  TV licence !!!!!!!!!


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