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keanjo Posted - 17/10/2018 : 19:00:37
Apparently the cash strapped BBC are thinking of cancelling freeTV licences for the over 75s. If that is confirmed I would like to cancel the BBC channels and rely on commercial tv to avoid the charge.
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butch Posted - 25/09/2020 : 19:59:19
We had our demand yesterday, and like Keano, have very reluctantly agreed to pay it WEEKLY, make it hard for the robbing bu---rs.
ddraig Posted - 24/09/2020 : 14:54:18
Autumn budget cancelled, I wonder what delights will await us in the next one?
pierre Posted - 24/09/2020 : 12:34:55
Does make you think why save for your own old age when if you don't have the money, you get it for free with pension credit.
If I make it that far, blowing the lot (but don't tell the kids!) :o)

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ddraig Posted - 16/09/2020 : 18:45:52
I bet the pensioners will be hit in the budget, triple lock and winter fuel payment will probably go, Boris has wanted to get rid of both for a while. When will they realise that most pensioners don't get anything close to the living wage, and most of the EU seem to pay their pensioners more.

keanjo Posted - 16/09/2020 : 16:22:28
Just received the threatened demand for next years tv license .The BBC blamed the delay on Covid !Only pensioners receiving pension credit can apply for support .Like many others I have agreed to pay on a monthly basis but I have done so very reluctantly . We can now look forward to an attack on other pensioner allowances ,probably starting with the winter allowance .Age Concern needs our full support to control the Whitehall politicians in this assault against old age!
milkman Posted - 20/08/2020 : 17:26:12
Tim is partly right but many migrants claim to be from Iran, Sudan, Abyssinia and other places, which are relatively peaceful. In fact a former judge gave a pitch which I heard stating that migrants (Better paid ones) arrive at Heathrow and throw their passports away before border check and customs.
It is then not possible to check whether they are from countries with poor human rights records or are here as economic immmigrants
TimR Posted - 20/08/2020 : 16:11:07
The problem exists because we and the Americans bombed the sh*t out of these people, leaving them no homes. I did tours of Afghanistan and Iraq, so I know because I saw what we did. it is no wonder there are investigations into unlawful killings.
Why haven't we rebuilt homes and built factories to provide work for them over there. We would spend a lot less doing that and we would have the morale high ground.

djholly Posted - 11/08/2020 : 17:10:03
The problem is the French escort the migrants into britit waters, hand them over to UK border patrol who then escort them to Dover. They are then sent to stay at 4* hotels until their immigration is assessed which majority are approved.
milkman Posted - 11/08/2020 : 16:55:42
Hi darole, Your argument is absolutely right.
Unfortunately many "so-called" liberals seem to want these immigrants to come to UK and be "well" looked after.A few weeks ago a woman from Caerleon was featured having been in Calais looking after them. Just this week another was saying" We are supposed to be a kind, caring country but we are allowing them to be in such camps in France".
Do not ask me. We pay France about a half million a year to assist us.
Not too much assisting as far as I can see
darole Posted - 11/08/2020 : 10:34:05
The government say that the cost of supplementing the tv licence for the over 75s cannot be continued to put it simply they cannot afford it. Yet they donít hesitate spending vast amounts of money on making sure that illegal immigrants get far more in benefits than the old age pensioners who have contributed over their whole working life.
This government needs to realise that they are wrong and reverse the decision on licensing
keanjo Posted - 10/08/2020 : 16:16:37
Seems Seawolfe Ďs forecast is correct .Millions of the over 75s have failed to cough up and the BBC HAVE to decide on their next step.? I hope pensioners wiont cough up and letís see the next move ,Maybe they will cut some of those exorbitant salaries they pay themselves.
lilly Posted - 03/07/2019 : 20:14:50
Originally posted by Angel

I feel the same lilly why does he need to do the walkers advertisements for .The way things are today those that have will get more people that need help can go and fish.What a selfish world we live in .The BBC show mostly repeats but hey thatís ok letís hit the older people most of them have worked all their lives and a lot of them the only company they have is their tvís .

Yes Angel,he really doesn't need to top up his wages.
He just plain greedy.
Angel Posted - 03/07/2019 : 19:56:12
I feel the same lilly why does he need to do the walkers advertisements for .The way things are today those that have will get more people that need help can go and fish.What a selfish world we live in .The BBC show mostly repeats but hey thatís ok letís hit the older people most of them have worked all their lives and a lot of them the only company they have is their tvís .
SeaWolf86 Posted - 03/07/2019 : 17:52:27
"You know what? I have an idea. What do you think if we brainwash people and make them pay for it? Do you think it will work?"
milkman Posted - 03/07/2019 : 17:18:40
Just off-topic BUT
Did you see that Jason Mohamed is on £350K pa.
That is the same as Winkleman.
I really do not think that Beeb has any notion of how we think.
Those figures mean that relatively unimportant non-personalities get twice what the PM earns.
The world is going crazy (Sorry- I should have written- The Beeb is going etc)
lilly Posted - 03/07/2019 : 12:33:38
Turned me right off Walkers Crisps.
I'm thinking Gary Lineker is getting enough cash from the BBC without the adverts job.
keanjo Posted - 03/07/2019 : 08:52:39
Some of us thought that the BBC needed the extra revenue they would get by robbing pensioners of their free licence ,in order to improve their services or programme quality. Today it has been confirmed the cash would be used to increase theiralready inflated salaries. I hope they are proud of themselves ,
SeaWolf86 Posted - 15/06/2019 : 19:13:21
I think I get lilly's point. Most foreign pensioners, sad to say, have a very small pension comparing to UK standards. This means that they qualify to simply every possible benefit (including pension credit). British OAP in great majority will have an income above the maximum threshold to get pension credit and free tv license. I might be wrong.
ddraig Posted - 15/06/2019 : 18:38:52
So, I don't know where you got this information from but I can't find anything that particularly verifies it, maybe you could post a link lilly? not disputing this, it's a fact that if you've worked all your life and paid in money for your pension you don't get the benefits that someone who hasn't done a stroke all their life gets, it doesn't seem fair that they're better off.
lilly Posted - 15/06/2019 : 18:29:10
I was describing an immigrant with legal status given to remain in the UK.
Not an illegal immigrant who would not be eligible.
ddraig Posted - 15/06/2019 : 17:56:06
You can check this out to some degree here;
lilly Posted - 15/06/2019 : 16:01:41
So an old immigrant coming into our country and claiming pension credit, having never put a penny into the pot can have a free TV licence. But those born here, worked and paid into the system, many just over the line for claiming pension credit now has to pay £150 a year.

What a way to treat our OAPs. The BBC should be ashamed.
keanjo Posted - 15/06/2019 : 15:33:39
The government are trying to wriggle out of the responsibility for this but people have more sense than to believe their denials . Will the new PM find a way to reverse the decision?
ddraig Posted - 12/06/2019 : 10:42:19
I've been watching "Good Omens" on Amazon and although not really a Terry Pratchett fan am finding it very good and thought-provokingly funny with good performances by Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jack Whitehall and Francis McDormand as the voice of God. It is a co-production between amazon studios and BBC studios and will be shown later weekly on BBC2. I was just wondering how much each studio contributes to the cost? (seeing as how we're talking licence fees here)
keanjo Posted - 11/06/2019 : 18:41:24
Darole ,Iím with you on that idea . why not float it as a parliamentary question.
If the government get away with this ,pensioners can expect an attack on winter allowances , free medication ,bus passes and state pensions and we need to make it clear that we will not vote for any government which attacks us in this way

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