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

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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.'

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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.

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?

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

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