Re: The BBC used to be more independent.
I've no objection to a national broadcaster, but it should be funded progressively from general taxation, not a separate regressive fixed-price tax (licence fee).
If you don't have a TV, a radio or a computer, you still benefit from having a society that is informed, entertained and educated.
I agree the beeb tends to be biased in favour of whoever is in govt, eg when half the Tory party lied that leaving EU would give £350m to the NHS, it should have been couched exactly as that: a lie. Not "Remain supporters dispute the claim..." But it is the responsibility of the regulator Ofcom, to ensure balance. Scrapping the national broadcaster is not the solution.