WHILST I wholeheartedly agree with all the comments regarding the ridiculously high payments the BBC makes to some of its “star presenters” whilst axing the free TV licence for the over 75s, it should be remembered that it was the Labour government in 2000 that introduced and paid for this and the Conservative government who decided to stop paying for it and pass that responsibility to the BBC.

Boris Johnson has said that he will raise the 40% tax threshold if he becomes Prime Minister, which will, obviously, result in the better off becoming even more better off – including some of the BBC’s “star presenters”, presumably. Perhaps it might be more prudent for him to promise to use some of this extra cash from savings in preparation for a no deal Brexit to help needy pensioners with their TV licences.

I have been eligible to vote and, have done so, for the past 50 or so years and not once have I voted for any party other than the Conservatives. I am not over 75 so this doesn’t affect me, but my loyalty to the Conservative party is being severely tested.


Symes Road, Hamworthy