At such a time in our economic history some of the people who have opted for redundancy may never work again and most of them will not be eligible for an immediate penion.
This is part of a sustained attack upon the BBC by business,capital and declining newspaper interests to get their hands on a part of an innovative corporation who do an excellent job overall in so many fields which most people overlook as they are unaware of the minority interests that the BBC cater for.
Most people just see BBC TV and complain if the programme doesn't match up to a Netflix production which may have cost the whole of the BBC wage bill to produce.
From recent surveys it appears that younger people appear to value the Beeb more than we elderly as they interface with a greater variety of BBC offerings- BBC3, radio, podcasts, webnews, for example.
I regret to say that since the war my generation have been selfish in allowing the selling off our national assets until we are in the pathetic state we are today with American companies taking away our best technology firms, the French providing us with our nuclear power and electricity as well as a great chunk of our gas supply and many of our rail companies. Seventy per cent of our water companies are foreign owned, and German cars and engineering rule the roost.
When I was at school the pink of British interests dominated the world map but as of January 1st I fear that we shall gradually retreat into a splintered offshore European island. Thankfully I will probably not be here to see it.
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