"If your alternative to our arrangement is the Merkin Model then for my money we'll just stay as we are, thank you very much."
But a great many of us Brits don't want to stay where we are thank you very much. However we are forced to under the threat of violence (ultimately jail if you are stubborn). The only way to avoid is is not to watch TV even if you are not watching BBC.
Thankfully it's a ton easier now with Netflix etc to get by and I don't pay those b'stards a penny.