The Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has slammed the BBC for scrapping their free TV licences for the over 75s, he claimed the BBC are “swimming in cash.”
Morgan described the move as “absolutely disgusting” and claimed that TV is “the only window into the world” for people over a certain age group on live TV on Tuesday morning.
He started with, “They’re all over 75, we just paid tribute to 300 of these extraordinary people, saluting their valiant D-Day heroism… And this is their reward?
“Within hours of them getting home, they are now going to be charged £154 to watch television in this country.
“20-years ago we gave over 75s a free TV licence, that is an absolute disgrace. It is disgusting, the BBC should not be getting away with this.
“They can blame the government all they like, the BBC is swimming in cash.
“Swimming in cash. 106 executives earning £150,000 or more, think about that.”
Susanna Reid Morgan’s co-host added, “For some it is the only voice, only company, they will have all day.”
Morgan continued, “You have lived through the second World War and unless you are absolutely on the poverty line, most of these pensioners are now being punished.
“£154, absolutely disgusting, it is one of the most snivelling little things I can imagine. For many people it is the only window into the world, and this is what we do for them, really BBC?”
He added, “Why don’t we all go out now and say we aren’t going to do it? We should say we aren’t paying our licence fee, there is so much competition now with Netflix and streamers.
“This is a massive mistake for the BBC.”
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