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Auntie puts the boot into Great-Auntie by scrapping free TV licences for over-75s

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'Paying for a licence to finance solely the Beeb when you prefer to watch UTV, Sky or Channel 4 grates not just with these pensioners, but with viewers in all age groups.'

'Paying for a licence to finance solely the Beeb when you prefer to watch UTV, Sky or Channel 4 grates not just with these pensioners, but with viewers in all age groups.'

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'Paying for a licence to finance solely the Beeb when you prefer to watch UTV, Sky or Channel 4 grates not just with these pensioners, but with viewers in all age groups.'

With spectacularly ill-judged timing the head honchos at the BBC have decided to scrap free TV licences for over-75s at the end of this month.

Amid pandemic they've informed the group most cruelly affected by Covid-19 - not just in terms of death toll and curtailment of freedom but also in terms of fear and anxiety - that here's another notch up for your stress levels.

Where to find an additional £157.50 to finance a channel whose output is increasingly aimed at anyone but you.