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Liberal Hero of the Week #63: Andrew Bridgen

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Andrew Bridgen Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire Reason: for campaigning successfully to decriminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee. In 2012, 181,880 people were prosecuted for not paying the BBC licence […]

Create a stronger BBC: abolish the licence fee

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2013

As a long-term critic of the BBC licence fee, one of the arguments in its defence which has always annoyed me is when an individual programme is highlighted as ‘worth the fee on its own’. That’s just hyperbollox… though I (…)

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