The first rule in British public life is to always reward failure and the BBC proves it is no exception to this rule.
Whether it is the banks, police or the BBC, all a public institution has to do to survive any scandal is for its incompetent top brass to endure a public flogging in front of a toothless, hapless House of Commons Select Committee, questioned by equally incompetent MPs. But that is as far as the ‘scrutiny’ will ever go. Incompetent managers of public institutions go through the motions of a public inquiry, safe in the knowledge that they will soon be rewarded with a combination of further promotion, guaranteed pension and benefits and the continuance of their failing public organisation. Nothing will ever come of these pointless displays of faux official scrutiny. The BBC is living proof of that.
So it comes as no surprise at all that the BBC, which routinely engages in colossal waste, pro-EU globalist-warmest agenda, coverups of paedophiles, fabrication of news propaganda and with an inherent London-centric, metropolitan liberal-bourgeoisie bias has finally got its charter renewed. What adds serious insult to injury is this was all done by a supposedly Tory government.
Worse than a renewal, the TV Licence has been:
(i) Increased in line with inflation
(ii) Extended to cover the BBC iPlayer (though the exact details we need to see)
(iii) unchanged from the punitive system of threats run by the privately owned Capita contractor
(iv) unreformed ignoring Magistrates calls for change whose courts will be continue to be clogged with TV Licensing cases for at least the next decade.
What is abundantly clear is this process is simply not democratic. Less than half the population support the TV Licence in its current form with the majority subsidising these people’s appetite for being lied to by the state broadcaster.
Instead of taking a unique opportunity to cut the BBC loose on the free market, where, after shedding approximately 2/3 of its mostly bureaucratic and useless workforce, it may actually have stood a chance of being commercially viable. The so-called Tory government has in fact opted for the BBC to suffer death by 1000 cuts. With the scale of technological change now in play, the BBC will not survive even a few years without some kind of enforced funding which will continue to directly affect the poorest the hardest.
What should our response be?
In the face of tyranny, the individual must make a stand. Making ‘watching Live TV and the BBC iPlayer’ a ‘criminal offence’ is not proper law. All it does is protect the private interests of an elite few. Such a ‘law’ has no credibility.
The government seems determined, in the face of reason, to continue to perpetuate this unjust law to protect this corrupt organisation.
Our response should be one of continued refusal to fund the BBC consisting of:
(i) Cancelling any TV Licence and direct debits you have.
(ii) Don’t watch the iPlayer or live TV.
(iii) Having no further contact with the BBC’s TV Licensing in any form whatsoever.
Our so-called elected representatives do not represent the majority. Only by refusing to fund this BBC dinosaur can we have any hope of seeing an end to this tyranny.