I agree but shudder to think what JC would do because he doesn't seem to have any backbone either. That leaves the Greens, LibDems or Brexit. I think I'll just stick my head in the sand.
Most D-Day veterans the prime minister lauded last week will lose their free TV licenses when 2.9 million over-75s are forced to pay £154.50.
( ... and of course every other person over 75! )
Honoured for one day only??
Yet another kick in the gut for some of our most vulnerable citizens.
All the political parties are a joke just now, but if the conservatives are re-elected at the next general election then everyone who votes for them will deserve to go to hell in a handcart for supporting one of the most vile, out of control governments I've ever seen in my lifetime.
Just my opinion... you are all free (for now... ) to have your own
Well they do need to do something so they can keep paying Jeremy Vine and the likes obscene amounts of money.
The BBC has published the latest list of its highest-paid stars later as part of its annual report.
Some stars have had pay increases, while others have dropped down the list - although in many cases, such as with Claudia Winkleman, this is a result of some programmes being produced by BBC Studios, which is now considered a commercial entity and so no longer counted.
Here's the full list of those earning more than £150,000 in 2017-18:
Gary Lineker - £1,750,000-£1,759,999
Match of the Day, Sports Personality of the Year
Chris Evans - £1,660,000-£1,669,999
Radio 2 breakfast show. His drop this year is down to no longer presenting Top Gear.
2016-17 pay: £2,200,000-£2,249,999
Graham Norton - £600,000-£609,999
BBC Radio 2 Saturday show and BBC TV fee for a range of programmes
Steve Wright - £550,000-£559,999
Radio 2 afternoon show
Huw Edwards - £520,000-£529,999
BBC News and elections and news specials. The BBC has previously reported he's taken a pay cut.
Jeremy Vine - £440,000-£449,999
Radio 2 & Eggheads. Points of View is made by BBC Studios. The BBC has previously said he's also taken a pay cut.
Nicky Campbell - £410,000-£419,999
5 live Breakfast and Your Call. The BBC has previously said he's taken a pay cut.
Alan Shearer - £410,000-£419,999
Match of the Day
Nick Grimshaw - £400,000-£409,999
Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Big Weekend and Teen Awards
John Humphrys - £400,000-£409,999
Radio 4 Today programme. Mastermind is made by BBC Studios, accounting for some of Humphrys' drop. The BBC has previously said he's also taken a pay cut.
Andrew Marr - £400,000-£409,999
The Andrew Marr Show, Start the Week, documentaries
Stephen Nolan - £400,000-£409,999
5 live, Radio Ulster and Nolan Live show
Claudia Winkleman - £370,000-£379,999
BBC Radio 2 and BBC TV fee for a range of programmes. Strictly Come Dancing is made by BBC Studios.
Simon Mayo - £340,000-£349,999
Radio 2 & 5 live
Vanessa Feltz - £330,000-£339,999
Radio 2 & Radio London
Eddie Mair - £330,000-£339,999
Radio 4 PM programme
Ken Bruce - £300,000-£309,999
Radio 2 morning show
George Alagiah - £290,000-£299,999
Scott Mills - £280,000-£289,999
Radio 1 afternoon show
Jason Mohammad - £260,000-£269,999
Final Score, 5 live, Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday, Radio Wales, snooker
Nick Robinson - £250,000-£259,999
Today programme & Political Thinking. The BBC has previously reported he's taken a pay cut.
Evan Davis - £250,000-£259,000
Newsnight & Radio 4's The Bottom Line. Dragons' Den is made by BBC Studios.
The rest of the list
- Nick Knowles
- Lauren Laverne
- Gabby Logan
- Jon Sopel
- Mark Chapman
- Mishal Husain
- Laura Kuenssberg
- Emily Maitlis
- Dan Walker
- Victoria Derbyshire
- Jeremy Bowen
- Martha Kearney
- Amol Rajan
- Sophie Raworth
- Sue Barker
- Mary Berry
- John McEnroe
- Mark Radcliffe
- Jonathan Agnew
- Clare Balding
- Fiona Bruce
- Katya Adler
- Mark Easton
- Greg James
- Shaun Keaveny
- James Naughtie
- Jo Whiley
- Ian Wright
- Kamal Ahmed
- Sarah Montague
- John Simpson
- Moira Stuart
- Justin Webb
- Ben Brown
- Rachel Burden
- Tina Daheley
- Jane Garvey
- Simon Jack
- Fergal Keane
- Trevor Nelson
- John Pienaar
- Sarah Smith
Some of the stars no longer the list:
- Zoe Ball (Strictly: It Takes Two) 2016-17: £250,000-£299,999 It Takes Two is made by BBC Studios
- Matt Baker (The One Show) 2016-17: £450,000-£499,999. The One Show is made by BBC Studios
- Alex Jones (The One Show) 2016-17: £400,000-£449,999. The One Show is made by BBC Studios
- Tess Daly (Strictly Come Dancing) 2016-17: £350,000-£399,999. Strictly Come Dancing is made by BBC Studios
- Derek Thompson (Casualty) 2016-17: £350,000-£399,999. Casualty is made by BBC Studios
- Amanda Mealing (Casualty) 2016-17: £250,000-£299,999. Casualty is made by BBC Studios
- Prof Brian Cox (Science documentaries & Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage) 2016-17: £250,000-£299,999
Do not forget the above are not true figures as the do not take into account programs made by BBC Studios such as Strictly. etc. And the funding and cover up of such as Jimmy Savile, it shouldn't be BBCorporation but Corruption. In my opinion.
Whatever anyone feels about this, one thing has puzzled me all day long. I kept hearing this morning that it 'costs' the Government (from next year, the BBC) £745 million a year to exempt the over 75s from licence fees. The BBC say it would gobble up half their budget and they'd have to make swingeing cuts if the scheme continued. OK... so how come it costs anyone anything at all to not supply something?
Ah wait... I suspect they're not really talking costs at all but rather missed opportunities for more revenue/income/profit - right?
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There are a lot of very well off pensioners about, and this is going to be means tested anyway.
And all pensioners do is watch tv, so they should pay for it lol.
Read the lic paper,says if caught watching tv,you are of course able to listen,how are they ever going to catch you watching a tv unless you are daft and have it in a front room with the blinds open.
Only dirty people wash
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