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Scrap TV Licensing

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Scrap TV Licensing

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Polls are showing consistent opposition to the fee. Yet, the government has said the license will go on and on, rising faster than the rate of inflation and enforced by criminal sanctions against those who do not wish to pay it.

Without any discussion or consultation, the BBC itself claims there is no alternative.

What Britain needs in the 21st century is a public broadcasting system that answers to viewers and listeners. Not a bloated BBC hooked on extracting money with menaces from every home in the land.
There are plenty of proven alternatives to the license fee; subscription, advertising, underwriting, sponsorship, public access, membership or combination of any of the above.

Why are we paying the fee in a digital age with more choice than ever, and very little by way of innovative shows coming from the BBC.

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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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