'Why should I pay a week's pension to funding the BBC, an organisation I strongly object to'

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Letter to the editor

An unwelcome letter arrived through my letterbox last week.

Surprise surprise, it was from the BBC, demanding that I cough up more than a week’s pension to help fund an organisation, I believe is so unbelievably politically biased, that I strongly object to paying.

Particularly when so-called stars are given ludicrous amounts, in addition to hundreds of staff paid enormous salaries too.

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Why should it be that that a senior citizen on a very limited income, living alone, is forced into this situation, when other properties of any size, housing many adults, each earning large wages/salaries, can share the cost?

This once again is based on the same principal as the unfair Council Tax, to easily target the most vulnerable, who cannot fight back.

Colossal aid from our government is sent to countries worldwide, in many examples wasted, given to rich nations, or seized by dictators.

So why, therefore, cannot this system be abolished, to allow authority to redirect such monies to the BBC, so that pensioners aged over 75 years – many who paid their taxes for 50 years or more – can be excused this ill thought out plan.

Keith Jackson


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