Falling audience figures for BBC means licence fee is “difficult to justify”
Victoria Hewson writes in the Critic
Len Shackleton writes for CapX
Professor Philip Booth quoted in the Daily Express
Professor Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said the findings “come as no surprise”. He argued: “The BBC must be liberated from the licence fee and become independent of government”.
Philip also commented that “Requiring anyone owning a television set to fund the BBC – regardless of whether or not they watch BBC programming – while its audience becomes increasingly narrow, is difficult to justify”.
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