BORIS Johnson’s Government is to make non-payment of the BBC Licence Fee a non-criminal offense ‘within weeks’ and axe the hated tax, according to reports.
The corporation will be forced to find a replacement to the fee – but Brits will not be forced to pay for the BBC by law.
The BBC’s new boss is set to face a ‘billion pound’ blackhole with the BBC forced to cut services and slimdown its operation.
The corporation will also be likely be forced to abandon ‘mega salaries’ of some of its top stars who earn huge chunks of licence fee cash.
Sources told Politicalite that the BBC will “come under assault by the government from three sides” within weeks.
The government is also making moves to “level the playing field” by giving broadcast licences to commercial rivals with the launch of the GB News channel that was granted a licence last week.
BBC STAR ATTACKS GB NEWS
BBC Bigwigs attacked the planned launch of a new anti-BBC network ‘GB News’ set to launch in 2021.
GB News, that is spearheaded by ex-Theresa May advisor Robbie Gibb and has been linked to the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch faces being blocked from launching.
Nick Robinson, who is the host of the BBC’s Today programme on Radio 4 tweeted “Will a British “Fox News” channel improve debate, decision making and democracy in this country? Send your answers to @Ofcom”
Robinson – the former political reporter for the BBC’s flagship news programmes was accused of “encouraging his Twitter following to try and bombard the media regulator to get a new market entrant blocked through confected “impartiality” claptrap”.
The new service that has already received widespread support from right-wingers and Brexiteers and sent Lefties running for their gender-neutral safe spaces registered with Ofcom on the 24th August and is set to hit UK screens in early 2021.
Sources told Politicalite that former staffers and faces from the Murdoch-era of Sky News have been at News UK’s HQ on London Bridge.