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Rupert Lowe starts speech on BBC licensing rights – ‘don’t see the BBC has a role’ | United Kingdom | New UK News

The BBC’s license fee has come under criticism recently since former BBC presenter John Humphrys wrote a column urging the broadcaster to drop it. Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Humphrys claimed it was unreasonable to ask TV owners to pay £ 159 a year – as many may not even watch the BBC.

“It is simply unacceptable to charge people a fee for something they may not be using,” the former Today presenter wrote.

His views were echoed on the GB News show as presenter Mark Dolan issued a warning, saying the BBC must change or accept his fate.

On Tuesday, the former Brexit MEP appeared on GB News to add his views.

“In today’s world… I don’t see the BBC having a role,” Mr. Lowe said.

READ MORE: GB News’ Mark Dolan slams BBC ‘hated’ license fees

“Living without television for millions of older people in this country is just not an option given the comfort it gives them and the connection to the outside world. “

“The BBC is faced with a simple choice: change or die,” Dolan added.

Earlier this year, the BBC announced that from April 2021 its annual license fee has dropped from £ 157.50 to £ 159.

The decision to remove the exemption for people aged 75 and over has sparked new controversy in the country.

Payment was due on August 4 and, according to the BBC, there are 260,000 retirees who have yet to pay the fees.

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