TV license row: Millions to ‘gum up works’ if free TV licences axed

MILLIONS of pensioners are threatening a revolt over the BBC's "heartless" decision to axe free TV licences for over-75s.

Furious older viewers plan to paralyse the Beeb's system by cancelling direct debits and standing orders and paying by cheque instead.

The revolt has already resulted in 40,000 messages being sent to BBC director- general Tony Hall. Now millions are being asked to bombard the Prime Minister's Twitter account to protest at the over-75s losing the perk next month.

Dennis Reed, of campaign group Silver Voices, said: "If last-minute lobbying to persuade the Government to step in does...
source: Express

2020-07-11 12:29
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