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Did Paxman really mean this?

Posted by rantingkraut on August 25, 2007

In his recent MacTaggart lecture, Jeremy Paxman raised a highly pertinent question:

The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950’s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil?” (source)

That almost sounds like a rejection of the license fee racket. Did Paxman mean it? Read the rest of this entry »

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