IS THE BBC RIPPING OFF THE LICENCE FEE PAYER? – As the public is exposed to lies and subterfuge over BBC executive salaries and payoffs it’s clear to any licence fee payer that they are being fleeced.
The ex Director General, Mr. Byford is certainly not complaining. After all he walked away with a staggering £3.4 million pension fund. Not too bad for someone who is not yet 55 years of age.
There are many things the public finds offensive and when it comes to public figures ripping us off we rightfully get upset. So what is being done about all the underhand dealings at the BBC?
We have, as you are no doubt aware, a Public Accounts Committee that is now in full swing. On the first day alone those hauled in for questioning either lied or simply treated the hearing with contempt.
Yes contempt. One of the biggest perpetrators was Lord Patten who, when questioned, was off handed and condescending. Lord Patten was asked about the role he played at the BBC and his itinerary. Such is the medley of Lord Patten he responded by asking if the Public Accounts Committee would also like to know his toilet habits.
Lord Patten’s response was a typical one and one that the public has been subjected to time and time again and yet it is most likely he and the rest of the liars at the BBC will get away with it.
According to records Lord Patten is awarded a salary of £110,000 for just 3 to 4 days work a week. It is of course ridiculous to assume that Lord Patten puts in anywhere near that time for by his own admission he holds down no less than 10 jobs; each paying a Queen’s ransom.
It becomes offensive when you realise that the Public Accounts Committee is merely a show in order to fool the public into believing something is actually being done about the theft of public money.
This particular circus isn’t going anywhere. Yes you might see a couple of heads roll but you can guarantee when they leave the service of the BBC it will be with a very handsome payoff – just like the rest.
This is nothing more than hot air and rhetoric and Lord Patten’s behaviour is a typical example of how those in public service feel towards those actually paying their salaries – it is I am afraid little more than utter contempt and when this debacle is all over Lord Patten and the rest of the incompetent fools will simply continue to rip off the public with impunity.
For me the really offensive part of all this has to be the fact that our Government forces us to pay for a corporation through legislation. Think about it for one moment; the fact is you and I don’t have a choice and those running the BBC are fully aware that no matter what happens tomorrow the licence fee payer will still be forced against their will to continue paying their vast salaries.
Looking around the internet, in relation to this story, it is obvious that people are more than a little upset. Many feel that the behaviour of the BBC executives is the same as those in parliament; in that they have no concern how the public feels for despite all our moaning we are bound and gagged by law and forced to cough up.
Instead of a Public Accounts Committee how about the public simply abstaining from paying the license fee.
If you look at it sensibly this is the only way the public can prevent people like Lord Patten treating us with contempt. If one or two people refused to pay the BBC licence fee it wouldn’t have much of an impact; in fact those individuals would be dragged into Court in order to be fleeced; with a nicely little fine on top just to rub salt into the already festering wound.
However, if 1,000,000 people refused to pay then it becomes an entirely different matter for the judicial system simply would not be able to cope processing such a number and it would bring the BBC and the likes of Lord Patten to book.
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