Government to replace BBC licence fee with Kickstarter campaign

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Prime minister Rish Sunak has announced that the Tories will scrap the TV licence fee and the BBC will instead be funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

“Kickstarter is the perfect funding option for the BBC,” he told reporters.

“Largely because I won’t have to do anything.”

Sunak is well-known to be a fan of Kickstarter, after helping fund a range of very expensive, but ultimately useless, products over the last few years.

“As with all Kickstarter campaigns, the public can pay as much or as little as they want,” continued Sunak.

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“The lowest tier will be at five pounds, for that you’ll get unlimited Eastenders and all your devices.

“Whereas the top tier will be a thousand pounds and for that, Fiona Bruce will come round to your house every week and call you a liar for thirty minutes.”

It is understood that by removing the compulsory public funding of the BBC, the Tories hope to address the perceived journalistic bias of the corporation.

“With this private funding, we hope that we will be able to finally stamp out the impartiality of the BBC, and get them in line with the Tory print media,” said Mr Sunak.

“Anything that makes the Government’s life easier has got to be a good thing, right?”