Nadine Dorries plan to freeze BBC licence fee is a ‘perfectly legitimate debate to be had’, says former culture minister

Joining me now is the former Culture minister Lord Vaizey, who's now a member of the Communications and Digital Committee in the House of Lords.

1/16/2022 9:30:00 PM

Nadine Dorries suggesting to freeze the BBC licence fee is a “debate to be had'. Former culture minister Lord Vaizey tells mattfrei 'we tend to support the licence fee because it's very difficult to think of a legitimate alternative.'

Joining me now is the former Culture minister Lord Vaizey, who's now a member of the Communications and Digital Committee in the House of Lords.

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mattfrei Let’s discuss the influence of Rupert Murdoch inside the Tory Party instead. mattfrei Why cannot a small percentage also be given to itv and channel 4, and a donation button added to non-news programmes on bbc, And radio made accessible without declaration of having a tv licence. mattfrei Just go commercial like ITV. No subs required, so BBC sink or swim, like any other organisation.

mattfrei Can we not freeze naddydorriesmp instead? mattfrei The debate should be about removing dorries and the rest of the cabal mattfrei you see no one was worried in No10 - staff, Doris, wife , parties, trips up north, rules broke (and they worked with the scientits and 'experts' daily!) SO WHY DID THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HAVE IT'S FREEDOM TAKEN AWAY NEVER AGAIN - BIN THE REGS .....NOW

mattfrei They have Sounds and the Iplayer. Make them subscription like, er Netflix, Apple TV, Disney+... mattfrei The legitimate alternative is obvious! DEFUND THE BBC NOW Make it a pay for view channel! Then those that want to watch it can and those that don’t won’t! Simple & Fair! mattfrei Thats easy. Go commercial. Unfortunately, that would release the BBC from most of the control that the government has over it.

mattfrei Let's get rid of the House of Lords first. Ed and his ermine clad gang can stand for election if they still want to govern us. mattfrei Lordy, lordy, lordy! Wow!!!! Plugged into the mains, or what?

'It's absolutely plain!' Ex-BBC boss accuses Boris of using TV licence to calm partygateA FORMER BBC executive has lashed out at Boris Johnson following reports the TV licence fee will be frozen for the next two years. TV licence Frozen? Why are people still paying it?🙄 Maybe the ex BBC boss should take a hike, the BBC don’t deserve a penny , they should try working for there money. BBC a joke.

mattfrei The Tories have always been in Murdoch's pocket, no doubt to continue his media group support?

Tories vow to scrap licence fee in five years as £2bn cuts imposed on BBCNext charter renewal would move Corporation to subscription or share model The BBC keep pointing out how shit we are. Abolish it! I look forward to reading about in in the next Conservative manifesto (which of course means it’s unlikely to happen). Channel 4 is next on the hit list I guess. ToryCorruption More Neo-Liberal Capitalism.

Nish Kumar calls Tories ‘p***ed-up cultural vandals’ over BBC licence fee scrapping‘P***ed-up cultural vandals’: Nish Kumar and Armando Iannucci criticise Tories over plans to scrap licence fee well it’s a stealth tax and needs to go but the caveat of if they are still in government in 5 years time suggests ths is a desperate ploy to salvage their current lack of popularity. What's wrong with cancelling the licence fee. If they do not want to do advertising as most others do. Then they should operate a subscription or pay per view service. Instead of making it a criminal offence to watch TV without a licence. Even if the person is not watching BBC.

Peter Seabrook: Gardening writer and broadcaster dies aged 86Tributes are paid to the horticulturalist and former BBC Gardeners' World presenter who died on Friday. RIP Peter. Very good memories of watching you on Pebble Mill. Wonke nje lamakhehla awhambe nxaa

Novak Djokovic saga in Australia not good for anyone – Andy MurrayOther players have been having their say on the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa. helen211_cute It is a prime example of freedom of choice GOOD! Serves him fuking right.Despite him being tennis World No.1 I’ve never ever liked him.There’s a fine line between confidence & arrogance & he crosses that by miles. He’s never ever humble,so expectant,thinks he’s cut above rest incl. law,thinks rules don’t apply to him.👋

Italian nurse accused of giving fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers arrestedPolice say people were fraudulently obtaining Covid passes by having fake vaccinations in Palermo Not all heroes wear a cape.. well done that nurse👏👏👏 Too bad the nurse did not give fake fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers - along with a fake fake certificate...