THE UK’s homeless population have confirmed that it was the annual £159 TV licence payment that forced them onto the streets.
Following the intervention of Britain’s most compassionate woman, Nadine Dorries, to stop the squeeze on thousands of families, people living on the streets have confirmed it was the BBC – and only the BBC – that put them there.
Army veteran Norman Steele said: “I lost my job, and my family, and drifted into alcoholism. My only friends were the bottle, oblivion, Bargain Hunt, Pointless, and anything with Rick Stein.
“I borrowed money for the electricity bill. But then the licence demand came in and I had no choice but to pay that instead of the rent because it was the final series of Line of Duty.
“Now I live in a tent under a railway arch and I know who put me there. Gary f**king Lineker.”
Every other homeless person had a similar story. Whether addicted to The Archers, Newsnight, Strictly Come Dancing or Hey Duggee, they blame the corporation for their downfall.
Mary Fisher said: “If I’d only been able to let go of Winterwatch I’d still have a house. The BBC took everything from me. Not Tory benefit cuts. The BBC.”