BBC Licence fee share-out: a lure to capture the press?

I can only surmise that the government’s attempt to muzzle the press via a Royal Charter is not going well. Or perhaps our Dear Leader is merely lining up the next assault on the press, should his Royal Charter gambit not succeed.

We now learn that Grant Schapps, is considering depriving the BBC of its sole right to the licence fee – and would have us believe that such a move would be as a consequence to the BBC’s paedophile ‘scandals’ and fiscal impropriety.  A better and more popular penalty  would have been to begin dismantling the BBC licence fee system. But on that issue, Schapps was deafeningly silent. Under no circumstances would the government willingly relinquish its propaganda arm.

Instead, its cunning plan is to lure the free market broadcasters into its welfare trap. It worked on nearly half of our population, didn’t it?

Will what remains of the the free press be stupid or greedy or desperate enough to fall for it?  It is not impossible to imagine Telegraph TV, for instance, being temped, given the Telegraph’s ailing finances.

Oh, and when will we see police investigations into paedophile politicians?

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Wild pig welfare

Want to catch wild pigs?

  1. Put food down for them to attract them,
  2. Keep doing it to keep ’em coming, so they stop foraging for themselves and become dependent on you for their food supply,
  3. Gradually build a pen around the pigs, so that they don’t notice,
  4. Close the gate.

Now you’ve got yourself some grateful pigs – and a steady supply of pork.

Think about that next time you’re tempted to accept the government’s shilling, in any guise.

Frankly, I’d rather clean toilets or live in penury than accept a bean from the government.