Poll after poll shows how greatly the BBC is valued. When 20% of respondents say they resent the licence fee as they never use BBC services, Professor Barwise says they lie: in fact only about 1% don\’t watch or listen to the BBC. He wants to conduct an experiment: offer these deniers a full licence rebate in exchange for turning off all access to BBC services and see how long it is before they hand back the cash to be reconnected.
Yup, bring it on. Exactly what should indeed happen. Abolish the tax and turn the BBC into a subscription service.
Although I fear that\’s not quite what you actually mean.