And make the country happier.
Academics found happy people socialise more, read more newspapers and have more sex – but watch less television.
Those who are unhappy watch up to 30 per cent more television than happy people, John Robinson and Steven Martin of the University of Maryland discovered.
There\’s the usual academic quibbling about correlation and causation, of course, but we don\’t need to worry about that too much. A simple overview of the dreck that is pumped out is enough to nail it, it\’s the TV watching that makes you unhappy.
Thus the abolition of the BBC will make people happier. QED.