Re: @ Dave Filesystem
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.
Quite agree. And we should also abolish tax on fags and booze, and VAT on sugary foods and drinks. That's what people actually want.
Also I don't want to use a Trident. Does that mean we should pay for WMDs on a subscription basis?
Sometimes it is in the interest of society as a whole to do things which individuals may not fully appreciate. Public education is one of those things.