Boris Johnson hints at imminent reform of BBC as MP presses him on licence fee fiasco

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The Tory MP for Northampton South asked Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions whether he believed the BBC licensing system was fair to those living in the UK. He asked: “When I buy a copy of the Mirror, the Mail or The Telegraph, I’m not obliged to buy a copy of the Guardian.

“And yet when I want to watch live TV on Sky or Amazon Prime or ITV, I am forced to pay for the BBC.

“Does the Prime Minister believe that this is a sustainable situation in the medium or longer term?”

The Prime Minister replied: “He makes an interesting point of view shared I’m sure by many people in this country.

“But my Right Honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will be setting out a roadmap shortly for reform of the BBC and addressing the very issue that he mentions.”

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