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Posted By: Allan Conn
11-Jun-19 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Disgraceful BBC
Subject: RE: BS: Disgraceful BBC
Joe but surely you have free channels in the US too just as we have? Or just as we would have if the BBC license was not there. Many people here also pay for Satellite TV which can mount up over the month depending on what you subscribe too. The difference is the BBC license is a tax which you have to pay - whether you use it or not. If you have a TV then you by law need to pay the license - even if you only watch the commercial channels. It is unpopular here in Scotland among a section of the population where public trust in the BBC is lower than throughout the UK as a whole. But if you have a TV then you are breaking the law if you don't pay the license. Though penalties in Scotland tend to be less harsh than in England for non payment.