BBC Blasted For Scrapping Free Licences In Pandemic
Daily Express|March 02, 2021
BBC bosses were last night savaged for heaping stress on older pensioners by scrapping the free licence during the pandemic.
Sam Lister

And MPs attacked the corporation for imposing fees on the over75s while continuing to pay huge salaries to their presenters.

Conservative Jonathan Gullis said: “In a year that has seen many struggling to put food on the table and to keep up with rental payments, our family friendly BBC has continued to pay virtue-signalling presenters like Gary Lineker a sky-high salary.

“In a year that has seen grandparents cut off from their loved ones, isolated and alone, the BBC decided it’s best to scrap the free licence fee for the over-75s.

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