Children in Need

I should be filled with generosity of spirit at the thought of the BBC’s ‘Children in Need’ campaign but instead, I’m feeling irked.

After all, an unaccountable BBC collects billions from the population of the United Kingdom in a television tax and squanders it with a profligacy matched only by Government. Yet tonight, it will approach those same taxpayers and ask them to ‘donate’ more money in a good cause, in return for seeing BBC 'celebrities' making fools of themselves and auctioning their pens and underwear.

Here’s an equally valid suggestion. The BBC should donate 1% of the license money it spends on its more useless activities, management cultural awareness workshops, political correction classes, the BBC web site and the like and give the proceeds to charity. This enormous sum might actually equal what the kindhearted viewers may yet give it tonight.


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