Friday, April 19, 2019


Here's a slightly unexpected ally for the BBC. The Mirror reports that the Democratic Unionist Party wants Theresa May to honour a 2017 manifesto pledge, and pay for free tv licences for the Over-75s.

When, occasionally, the Government wins votes in the Commons, it relies on the  DUP’s 10 MPs for its majority, and the current 'confidence and supply' deal with the Tories lasts for 'the duration of this Parliament'.

DUP frontbencher Emma Little-Pengelly said: “We believe action must be taken now to prevent the removal of this concession and we strongly urge the Government to step in and ensure this happens.”

1 comment:

  1. "Currently ALL households with someone aged 75 or over are entitled to a free licence"


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