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Miriam Margolyes: End of free TV licence for over-75s cruel and heartless


Actress Miriam Margolyes criticises the “cruel” and “heartless” end of the free TV licence for over-75s, and accused Boris Johnson of a “dereliction of duty” on the issue. Her comments come just 75 days before the universal entitlement is due to be scrapped and replaced with a means-tested benefit. Margolyes, 78, told the PA news agency that many pensioners will be faced with the possibility of having their “friend” – the TV – taken from them.

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