Parliament to debate ending the telly tax as Tory MP accuses Beeb of “Euro-bleating drivel”

Parliament is set to debate the end of the telly tax on Monday after a public petition attracted over 100,000 signatures.

The petition warned that the the outdated Licence “is not required” because so many Brits prefer other media sources to the BBC, which has been hit with strong bias allegations in recent years. The petition also complained that the fee is seen as an “unfair tax on those on low income”.


Frustration with the blatant political skew of the national broadcaster was summed up by Tory MP Jonathan Gullis, who said that the corporation’s reputation “really started to take a turn after the 2016 referendum.

“Every time you turned on the BBC it was Brexit-bashing, Euro-bleating drivel, which called its impartiality into question.

“People are also very upset when they look at stars like Gary Lineker making these whopping salaries while being allowed to spout off his views politically.”


The broadcaster was hit with a record number of complaints over the Christmas period, with viewers left alienated by their overt liberal agenda. A BLM-inspired episode of the Vicar of Dibley and a woke firework display were among the most criticised offenders.

The government has already responded to the petition, confirming that the Royal Charter calls for the outdated funding model to stay in place until 2027, but a big debate in the Commons on Monday will see fed-up Tory MPs speak out for their constituents.

Tom Hunt, who took the pivotal Ipswich swing seat from Labour in 2019, is already on record saying “I’m not a supporter of the licence fee and I think we should get rid of it” while other prominent Conservative members have hit out at the Beeb for their financial demands on Britain’s beloved elderly.

“They shouldn’t be making criminals out of pensioners who can’t afford to pay their licence fee” said Robert Halfon MP, following a public row that saw the BBC dramatically U-turn on a new campaign of menacing enforcement letters doled out to vulnerable pensioners.