The Labour Party’s Kate Hoey has hit out at an increase in the BBC license fee – whilst the likes of Gary Lineker are paid huge salaries by the public service broadcaster. How can that be right?
The license fee is set to rise in April from £150.50 to £154.50, the third year in a row it has been increased.
In the latest set of BBC figures it was revealed that Gary Lineker was paid between £1.75m – £1.76m in 2017-18. Absolutely ludicrous.
Others such as Andrew Marr, Graham Norton and Jeremy Vine were also each earning £400,000 or more for that year. Claudia Winkleman was paid between £370,000 – £379,999.
Labour MP Kate Hoey responded to the news of the license fee rise by tweeting: “This increase is so wrong when the BBC is paying people like Gary Lineker such huge salaries.”
This increase is so wrong when the BBC is paying people like @GaryLineker such huge salaries
BBC confirm increase in TV Licence fee from April 1 this year https://t.co/qjiPiBogKo
— Kate Hoey (@KateHoeyMP) February 1, 2019
The TV license is a total relic. A compulsory fee for watching the BBC is vastly outdated and surely can’t last much longer. Let people decide if they want to pay for the BBC or not.