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Flooding in Northern England


szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #61
Sorry, make that £135.50

tvlicensing.co.uk/information/index.jsp#link1
Zgubiony  
28 Jul 2007 /  #62
Wow. Ive never heard of something like that. This has to make the BBC very very wealthy. So it's a tax to th network? It's just wrong IMO.
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #63
This has to make the BBC very very wealthy

It makes the executives very wealthy, and one of them is also an executive of the Government department I work for, talk about jobs for the boys :(
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #64
It's just wrong IMO.

Darn right ! Even if you dont watch any BBC channels you have to pay. Just having a TV that is able to receive them is enough.

There are even detector vans that go round detecting whether you are watching TV - seriously !!!!
OP Ranj  
28 Jul 2007 /  #65
There are even detector vans that go round detecting whether you are watching TV - seriously !!!!

****eyes bugging out**** I am speechless! That is sooo wrong!
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #66
There are even detector vans that go round detecting whether you are watching TV - seriously !!!!

it's true
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #67
The argument "for" the license is that you dont get any commercials, the BBC commission nature documentaries, drama and impartial news reporting.
It has been in the news itself lately for rigged phone in competitions and for making up statistics on its political programmes - bringing its integrity into question.

And they have crap sports coverage !!!
OP Ranj  
28 Jul 2007 /  #68
the BBC commission nature documentaries, drama and impartial news reporting.

We have "Public Television" but it is supported by donations.....we are not required to "pay" for it.
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #69
Hey Ranj ! You will be able to sample it yourself soon - have you got all your bags packed yet?
PolskaDoll  
28 Jul 2007 /  #70
What about Ireland, Scotland and Whales

All part of the UK so money is from the same fund.

It is kind of annoying when UK citizens always put their hands in their pockets to assist other countries in need at times of disaster and now we seem to be going this alone, yes those countries are usually worse off in terms of wealth etc but we need help!

Tonight I am sitting in my warm house, I've got a nice warm bed to crawl into soon, I've been to work and I've been for a couple of drinks after. I've a fridge full of food and water, I've a hot shower waiting for me in the morning. Yet only a couple of hundred miles away - its the exact opposite.
OP Ranj  
28 Jul 2007 /  #71
Hey Ranj ! You will be able to sample it yourself soon - have you got all your bags packed yet?

Woohoo....getting there.....I have my list of things to pack! Can't wait.....only a few more days :)
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #72
I have my list of things to pack

wetsuit and flippers
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #73
I have my list of things to pack!

Don't forget to leave room for the duty free !
Best of luck to you both.
( yeah yeah - I know youse dont need it ! ) :-)
PolskaDoll  
28 Jul 2007 /  #74
have my list of things to pack!

what Daisy said and also life jacket, inflatable raft, and spare oar.

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