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MPs to debate axing TV licence fee - and restoring over-75s' free licences

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MPs will debate over-75s being stripped of free TV licences next week. A petition calling for the TV licence to be axed “as soon as possible” has been signed by more than 110,000 people – triggering a 90-minute parliamentary showdown on Monday.

Campaigners who opposed the Tories breaking an election manifesto pledge to preserve free licences for over-75s are expected to seize the chance to highlight the Government's betrayal.

Silver Voices director Dennis Reed said: “We have been warning the Government and BBC for over a year that their broken promises on keeping free licences for the over-75s would fuel hostility to the licence system as a whole. “This is exactly what has now happened, with pensioners' resistance to the new fee leading to

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