PM tells BBC to ‘cough up’ for free TV licences for over-75s

The BBC should “cough up” and fund free TV licences for all over-75s, Boris Johnson said.

The Prime Minister hit out at the broadcaster’s plan to restrict the benefit to just the poorest pensioners.

Speaking to reporters at the G7 summit in Biarritz he said: “The BBC received a settlement that was conditional upon their paying for TV licences for the over-75s.

“They should cough up.”

The Tory election manifesto in 2017 pledged to...
source: Darlington & Stockton Times

2019-08-26 09:08
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