A piece in yesterday’s Telegraph. Tim Davie spouts nonsense, the only sense comes from two Tory MPs we admire:
The BBC’s claim that it offers value for money in comparison to Netflix and Amazon was criticised by Tory MPs.
Philip Davies, a former member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said: “If the BBC is such wonderful value for money, why does it continue to insist on the criminal law being in place to force people to pay for it? If they really believed that, the BBC would be happy to join Netflix and move to a voluntary subscription.
“Their desperation to avoid a voluntary subscription is the only proof we need that the BBC don’t really think they represent such wonderful value for money.”
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, said: “The fact that if you want to watch live TV you have to buy a TV licence even if you don’t wish to watch the BBC’s output is like going to the newsagent to buy a copy of The Telegraph and being forced to pay for a copy of The Guardian.
“The BBC is out of fashion, out of date and out of touch – and being out-competed by its competitors as the viewing figures show.”
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