Piers Morgan calls for the BBC to sack top execs — and use their salaries to pay for over-75s’ TV licences – The Sun
PIERS Morgan believes the BBC should fire bosses and use their salaries to pay for free TV licences for over-75s.
The perk is due to be axed from next June and Good Morning Britain host Piers said: “There are over 100 BBC executives who earn £150,000 or more, start with some of them.
“They are a very bloated organisation with way too staff. To take away the free licence is outrageous — a disgrace. They can blame the government all they like but the BBC agreed to the deal.”
Piers, 54, added: “The idea that they may start imprisoning D-Day veterans for not paying a TV licence and that ironically they go to prison and get to watch TV for free. What has happened to this country?”
Piers and Harry Redknapp will manage the World XI in this Sunday’s Soccer Aid, with GMB’s Susanna Reid bossing the England XI with Sam Allardyce.
Speaking at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Susanna said of the row: “It’s a hospital pass for the BBC — because it’s government policy.
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