I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be saying 'Good on you, Edmonds.' But this story (oddly enought taken from Al-Beeb) has had me nodding in agreement.
You see the funny little man has decided to stop paying his licence fee because of the Beeb's idea that 'it's OK to badger, hector and threaten people.'
And that's a fine reason to stop paying. The other fine reason is that most of the output is utter, utter crap, news with a political agenda, screwy phone ins and competitions and a management who are incapable of communicating with their staff and who waste cash at a rate which would raise eyebrows in the Home Office.
Bollocks to them, bring in Pay-Per-View, I'd certainly not spend much on watching Celebrity Jumble Sale Auction Room Chefs Sell Houses, At A Boot Fair.
They take our money and are as close to being completely unaccountable as makes no difference. 'Aaah, but they are the national broadcaster' people say. Well, yes. But supposing we nationalised Land Rover, how many would say 'Aaah, but they're the national car company' when they found out that their road tax was being pumped into the 'Drovers to the exclusion of all other car manufacturers?
What a bunch of bastards, and it is a shame, because as I've pointed out before, the BBC is capable of brilliance - but fuck me, those flashes few and far between these days.