George Galloway takes on BBC bias in another blistering rant – ‘Its days are numbered!’
George Galloway says end of BBC ‘can’t come quickly enough’
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George Galloway railed against the TV licence fee and BBC bias in a furious attack on the British broadcaster. Speaking on RT, Mr Galloway said that “not only are the BBC’s days numbered, it cannot come quickly enough for me”. This follows up an earlier rant launched by Mr Galloway this week, where he lashed out at the BBC for becoming “something alien” to the British public.
Mr Galloway said: “The BBC is no longer speaking for Britain, it is speaking to Britain at our expense.
“And, we go to prison if we don’t pay them to lie to us!
“I think not only are its days numbered but it cannot come quickly enough for me.”
Respondents to the footage called for the “defunding of the BBC” and praised Mr Galloway’s attack.
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He later posted the clip to his social media feed, tweeting: “The BBC doesn’t talk for Britain it talks to us. Who writes BBC comedy? Who pays them to do it? We do.
“And if you don’t pay your licence fee, which pays them. you go to jail. The end of this nonsense can’t come soon enough.”
Earlier this week, Mr Galloway argued that the broadcaster had “signed its own death warrant”.
He claimed the corporation is less trusted than rival broadcasters, as he called out the “sneering” BBC for putting out “upper-middle-class propaganda”.
The national broadcaster has come under fire in recent days after announcing the cost of the annual TV licence would be hiked by £1.50 to £159 from April 1.
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Journalist Dan Wootton blasted: “Pure arrogance for the Government and BBC to press ahead with a £1.50 hike to the Licence Fee in the midst of a pandemic forcing so many out of work.
“That’s right, next year the Beeb is going to cost you £159, no matter your age. I repeat: £159! Outrageous.”
John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, added: “Another hike in the hated TV tax is the last thing struggling households need.
“Brits are fed up with seeing the Beeb splash their cash on loaded luvvies, politicised programming and generous expenses for BBC bosses.”
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Over recent months, the BBC has also faced ongoing criticism after scrapping free TV-licences for most over-75s.
An overwhelming poll of more than 10,000 Express.co.uk readers found nine-in-ten respondents agree with Mr Galloway’s views on the BBC.
The survey conducted on Saturday, February 13, from 11.13am to 10.00pm, asked 10,201 online readers, do you agree with Galloway the BBC has ‘signed their own death warrant’?
A huge 97 percent (9,946) of respondents agreed with Mr Galloway’s remarks and votes “yes”
Just over two percent (206) disagreed with his comments and voted “no”, while less than one percent (49) remained unsure and voted “don’t know”.
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