@ Dave Filesystem
"Many of the petition signatories will be paying £60+ for Sky.
So the ones who are willing to pay for the content they want to watch are losers? I agree. They also have to cough up for the BBC even if it provides nothing of interest to them and are of no benefit to them. In that way we certainly are losers.
If the BBC didnt have the TV tax it would either vanish as a colossal failure or cut down to what people actually want to use. Their fear of the real world is justified.