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Wisbech reader says 'scrap the licence fee'

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The cost of the annual TV licence fee will increase from £154.50 to £157.50 from April 1.

The licence fee is a modern-day Poll Tax on working-class people.

Each year hundreds of poor men and women are sent to prison for not being able to afford the licence fee.

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TV licence (28594973)

It should be abolished ASAP.

The licence fee is used to finance the BBC, which is the propaganda organisation of the British state.

This was clearly shown by its coverage of the lead-up to the US/UK-led invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003.

Similarly, it promoted the Remain position of the three main parties in the 2016 EU referendum.

More recently, it did a hatchet job on Jeremy Corbyn by repeating the lie put out by the Israeli government’s Ministry of Information that the Labour Party is riddled with anti-Semites.

The BBC should be financed from advertising revenue just like Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

John Smithee,


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