Jeremy Paxman calls for the abolition of the TV licence fee

It is not the first time that Jeremy Paxman has criticised his former employer. In 2014 he said that Newsnight was made by 'idealistic 13-year-olds' who 'think they can change the world.' He certainly went much further, though, in an interview for yesterday's Sunday Times Magazine

He said the BBC was 'biased and politically correct'. As for the licence fee, he described it as 'antediluvian'. He said that 'if Amazon and Netflix can do it, so can they.' 



You can read his interview in full in the Sunday Times Magazine. If you do not subscribe to The Times, the Daily Mail has some edited highlights.