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‘Dan Walker take a journey into the real world!’ Tory MP slams BBC over licence fee

BBC licence fee: Lee Anderson hits out at ‘BBC bubble’

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MP Lee Anderson sat down on GB News to react to BBC presenter Dan Walker’s comments on the BBC licence fee. Mr Anderson slammed the BBC licence fee which comes to the annual cost of £159 for Brits claiming many cannot afford it. The MP for Ashfield encouraged those working for the BBC who are paid “vast salaries to ‘take a journey into the real world”. Mr Anderson Invited them to come and have a walk around his town of Ashfield to speak with people to hear what they have to say about the fees as many do not agree with Dan Walker.

Mr Anderson said: “Well listen, people like Dan Walker need to take a journey into the real world!

“Forty-three pence a day you know, what’s that two-pound odd a week.

“You know for people on the breadline for some of the pensioners in Ashfield and Eastward that’s a considerable amount of money.

“You know, multiply that over a year, that’s a quarterly bill paid on one of the utilities.

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Mr Anderson added: “Maybe, these people that work for the BBC, they’re on vast salaries.

“Hundreds of thousands of pounds a year, they don’t live in the real world.

“They need to come to Ashfield, have a walk around with me in Ashfield and talk to some of these real people.

“In my real towns and villages about what they think of the BBC they’ll get a completely different message.

“Than they’ll get in that BBC bubble that they’re working in.”

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Dan Walker BBC television presenter took to Twitter to share a photograph of different broadcasting channels with the caption “43p per day.”

After the Tweet gained traction, Mr Walker Tweeted again to clarify his stance on the licencing row.

Mr Walker Tweeted: “I am well aware that the BBC makes mistakes and needs to change, but the media landscape would be much poorer without it.


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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hinted that she wanted a new way to fund the BBC after the expiration of the current licence fee, which is set to end in 2027.

Ms Dorries said on Twitter: “This licence fee announcement will be the last.

“The days of the elderly being threatened with prison sentences and bailiffs knocking on doors are over.

“Time now to discuss and debate new ways of funding, supporting and selling great British content.”

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