Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said he is “highly likely” to opt for the decriminalisation of the BBC license fee.

With the soon to be released conclusion of a consultation which has looked at how taxpayers money is spent on the BBC, culture secretary Oliver Dowden said he is “highly likely” opt for the decriminalisation of the BBC license fee.

It’s said that this decision will be a massive hammer blow to the BBC and will mean they can no longer drag people to court who don’t pay the license fee. Decriminalisation of the broadcasters license fee is going to cost the BBC £1billion annually.

A source from the Whitehall said: “The consultation is finished and the conclusions will be published soon, but it is now highly likely that decriminalisation will happen.”

As it stands at the minute, courts can serve you a £1000 fine for non-payment, with a prison sentence if you refuse to pay. It’s said between 2015 and 2019, 91 people were jailed by the broadcasts for non-payment with the vast majority being women from very low-income families.

With last weeks show of British hatred from the broadcaster by refusing to play Rule Britannia and Land of hope and glory with words at last night of the proms. This refusal to play the songs as traditionally done for decades was due to woke claims by the event organisers about the songs glorifying slavery.

License fee could be decriminalised

With these claims, the defund the BBC movement has seen a massive surge in support of people now saying that they will be stopping the payment of their licence fee in the disgust of their decision mute the lyrics from the songs. This falls in conjunction with anger with over the over 75s now being forced to pay the license fee.

For months salaries paid in the millions to presenters has also been in questions, especially as these high rolling presenters become more woke and political in their views which are then presented through their shows and on social media.

During the Brexit referendum, and post Brexit referendum period, the broadcaster seemed always to promote pro-remain views compared to that on the leave side who won the referendum result. Whether it was on political shows where remain commentators still outnumbered leave commentators, the bias was evident for all to see. This bias was even supported by tallied numbers showing the representation from both sides when Brexit was the spoken subject. Remainers seemed always to have the majority crop of support.

Last week Director-General Lord Hall said the license fee should be redesigned – rebranded into another household tax. He said: “I think finding ways in which the licence fee can be charged progressively so those who can afford to pay more and those who can’t afford to pay less, should be looked at.

“Should it be collected in a way on household bills, council tax bills, to cut down the cost?’

He added: “If you want to have something good, a public service available to all, then that has to be funded by all, not by subscription or behind some paywall.”

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17 thoughts on “Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said he is “highly likely” to opt for the decriminalisation of the BBC license fee.

  1. Great news , decriminalise , then everyone will stop paying , and it will send a message to the bbc that they lost the trust of the British people !
    Sod them !

  2. I for one would stop paying it in fact apart from eastenders I don’t even watch the bbc that hasn’t been running so I won’t even watch eastenders no more 🤣🤣🤣

  3. The BBC should be broken up and each offering made a subscription service. TV, radio, news & politics, general entertainment, childrens entertainment etc. The current model is outdated, biased and disgustingly wasteful with top heavy management and overpaid celebrities. It must be made to compete with other subscription services and give the public a choice of what they pay for.

  4. It is not democratic to force people to pay for entertainment they do not need and the BBC should be sold off to the private sector, the money raised to go into the exchequer to help the countries finances after Covid, and then it will be up to the purchasers to decide if they use the subscription or adverting model.

  5. The BBC have got to go, all the presenters are bias and they do not listen to the public. Why should anyone pay for a company that support pido”s. This makes my blood boil. They say pensioners should pay for something most do not watch just to get more money to pay there presenters and help pedo”s do what they do.
    The BBC has to be taken down.

  6. I for one have been amazed that the BBC have not been charging fees to advertising companies for showing adverts on BBC sports programmes. For example, digital advertising boards around all football, rugby, racecourses et al. The culmination was this morning 31st Sept when the sports presenter interviewed the female jockey who had won 5 races. She was sporting a jacket emblazoned with a SKY SPORTS logo!. No wonder I find having to subsidize, Betting companies with a licence fee which is effectively a tax after I have received it free one for the passed 8 yrs is the last straw.

  7. We are aware of the BBC’s political bias, we should also be aware of the generally low standard of BBC journalism, much of which seems juvenile, naive and lacking in any depth.

  8. I am so pleased that this is happening and that the BBC is losing it’s licence fee I will be cancelling my licence fee very soon and I also think that the BBC should be re-branded and the name BBC scrapped as it is called British and the BBC now is anything but British and should not be linked to the name “British” as most of there presenters are traitors to the British public and not patriotic to this great country of ours, and paying people like Gary Linker the money he gets is another insult to the British public. Change the name and hopefully change your way’s but on that I will not hold my breath it will be extremely hard to change your treacherous and bias ways with the presenters you have now

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17 thoughts on “Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said he is “highly likely” to opt for the decriminalisation of the BBC license fee.

  1. Great news , decriminalise , then everyone will stop paying , and it will send a message to the bbc that they lost the trust of the British people !
    Sod them !

  2. I for one would stop paying it in fact apart from eastenders I don’t even watch the bbc that hasn’t been running so I won’t even watch eastenders no more 🤣🤣🤣

  3. The BBC should be broken up and each offering made a subscription service. TV, radio, news & politics, general entertainment, childrens entertainment etc. The current model is outdated, biased and disgustingly wasteful with top heavy management and overpaid celebrities. It must be made to compete with other subscription services and give the public a choice of what they pay for.

  4. It is not democratic to force people to pay for entertainment they do not need and the BBC should be sold off to the private sector, the money raised to go into the exchequer to help the countries finances after Covid, and then it will be up to the purchasers to decide if they use the subscription or adverting model.

  5. The BBC have got to go, all the presenters are bias and they do not listen to the public. Why should anyone pay for a company that support pido”s. This makes my blood boil. They say pensioners should pay for something most do not watch just to get more money to pay there presenters and help pedo”s do what they do.
    The BBC has to be taken down.

  6. I for one have been amazed that the BBC have not been charging fees to advertising companies for showing adverts on BBC sports programmes. For example, digital advertising boards around all football, rugby, racecourses et al. The culmination was this morning 31st Sept when the sports presenter interviewed the female jockey who had won 5 races. She was sporting a jacket emblazoned with a SKY SPORTS logo!. No wonder I find having to subsidize, Betting companies with a licence fee which is effectively a tax after I have received it free one for the passed 8 yrs is the last straw.

  7. We are aware of the BBC’s political bias, we should also be aware of the generally low standard of BBC journalism, much of which seems juvenile, naive and lacking in any depth.

  8. I am so pleased that this is happening and that the BBC is losing it’s licence fee I will be cancelling my licence fee very soon and I also think that the BBC should be re-branded and the name BBC scrapped as it is called British and the BBC now is anything but British and should not be linked to the name “British” as most of there presenters are traitors to the British public and not patriotic to this great country of ours, and paying people like Gary Linker the money he gets is another insult to the British public. Change the name and hopefully change your way’s but on that I will not hold my breath it will be extremely hard to change your treacherous and bias ways with the presenters you have now

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