By Dude Swheatie of KwugWhile flicking through the TV channels this morning, I noticed that Andrew Marr seemed to have an item about Chancellor George Osborne's introduction of 'Pensioner Bonds'. (That item starts around the 40:00 mark of the BBC iPlayer showing.
Clearly that was for a voting audience in a different league from that of 66 year old Malcolm Burge who committed suicide after being hounded over £800 housing benefit debt by Newham Council.
Friday 06 February 2015Malcolm Burge, 66, faced a bill of £800 because of a payments mix-up by Newham Council. With a bank balance of only £50, he took the only way out he could see....
I also noted, with considerable irony, that Mr Burge committed suicide after journeying from London to the Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, while one of he other 'public service broadcasting' programmes that I flicked through was in the home owner TV series known as 'Escape to the Country'.
When will 'public service broadcasting' be genuinely informative rather than what for a large many of us is a delusional form of escapism that perpetuates blaşe blinkers with less than three months to the UK's next General Election?