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Nigel Farage has referred to as for the BBC licence payment to be axed as a part of his newly-unveiled “contract” with voters. The Reform chief, 60, mentioned the licence payment was “taxation without representation” and that folks shouldn’t be pressured to fund the “wasteful” BBC.

There have been many outspoken critics of the BBC licence payment. Among the critics is TalkTV host Kevin O’Sullivan, who described the payment a “ludicrous anachronism”, and one thing different nations would refuse outright to do.

However, many different nations together with Germany, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Japan and Pakistan all pay for a TV licence.

A TV licence prices £169.50 per yr and pays for BBC exhibits and providers – together with TV, radio, the BBC web site, podcasts, iPlayer and apps.

It signifies that the BBC doesn’t present adverts as a manner of funding – like different channels.

Speaking in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Nigel Farage mentioned: “I genuinely feel Britain is broken. That nothing actually works anymore. That we’re broken economically, as our national debt explodes, as our debt repayments are now over £90billion every year – the same amount as the education budget.

“I really feel more and more we’re damaged socially and it would not matter what crime statistics the Government quotes at us, all of us really feel much less secure on our streets.”

Nigel Farage is leading the Reform party in this year’s general election.

He has outlined a “contract” with voters, aiming to protect British values, fight left-wing bias and scrap the TV licence fee.

The Brexiteer’s Reform party has faced criticism recently after one of his candidates said the UK have “taken Hitler up on his supply of neutrality” instead of fighting Nazis.

Farage also previously described Hitler as “hypnotic in a really harmful manner” after reiterating his admiration for Vladimir Putin as a “political operator”.