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Old 12-07-2004, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default umm... a TV license???

can someone explain to me why Wales makes people have a license to own a TV? are they affraid someone is going to walk around town with a concealed TV in their pocket and might throw it at someone in an attempt to rob them of what little money they have left after paying for stupid licenses?

TV to the rescue!!!
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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Not just wales - the whole of the UK.

I don't agree with it, preferring market forces to take over, and it's looking like the license will not be with us for much longer.

Historically, it was used to ensure that there was a public broadcaster (ie the BBC) that could create content that was informational, non-commercial and supposedly impartial. They do a good job IMO, but I'd prefer a model that makes people pay for access to the channels they want to see, although I love BBC channels for their lack of commercials.

On the plus side, if you're registered blind, you get money off the license fee
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:41 AM   #3
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On the plus side, if you're registered blind, you get money off the license fe
Do they secretly switch boxes from a tv to a radio? ^_^
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