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Laura Phillips
Laura Phillips signed this petition

The BBC like the NHS is a unique and precious British Institution.  For Britain it is a huge part of our sense of nationhood - a public forum for entertainment, debate and information. At times of national crisis and joy, most of us turn to it. In the age of ‘Global Britain’ it gives us a respected and admired profile abroad - many other countries would love to enjoy what we take for granted: an advertising-free space of programming excellence! 

THE BBC COSTS US 43 PENCE A DAY! PLEASE DON’T ALLOW OUR NATIONAL TREASURE TO BE DISMANTLED

THE GOVERNMENT IS CONSULTING THE PUBLIC NOW ON THE FUTURE OF THE LICENCE FEE.  THE CONSULTATION PERIOD ENDS ON 1ST APRIL 2020 AT 5PM.  PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO EMAIL THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE MEDIA AND SPORT WITH YOUR VIEWS AT:

tvlicencedecriminalisation@culture.gov.uk

THE POSTAL ADDRESS FOR THIS IS:

FAO Decriminalisation of TV licence evasion consultation
Media Team
DCMS
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ

The link to the consultation is:

ttps://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-decriminalising-tv-licence-evasion/consultation-on-decriminalising-tv-licence-evasion#how-to-respond

For just 43 pence a day - less than a second class stamp - we can enjoy unrivalled in depth news reporting from home and around the world, spectacular wild life programmes with the glorious participation of David Attenborough, great soaps and entertainment like Eastenders and Strictly and innovative comedy like Fleabag.  We have local radio, an informative website, education, information and enjoyment from Radio 4, BBC 2 and 4, the musical delights of Radios 6 and 3. For young adults we have BBC 3 and CBeebies for children - high quality, independent and innovative TV, radio and online programmes. 

Please don’t let hostile politicians, press and media rivals destroy this unique British asset and accomplishment! LOBBY YOUR MPs, be prepared to march and insist on the  survival of an institution that helps define what it means to be British, and to live in a free and democratic country with access to independently gathered and fact checked information.

YOU CAN LOBBY YOUR MP BY EMAIL USING THIS SAMPLE FORMAT AND INSERTING YOUR OWN MP's names:

first name.surname.mp@parliament.uk

To find out your MP's name, simply enter your postcode in this link:  https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons

Thank you for your support.