Team Hypocrites United: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Kate Moss, Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Robert Peston, Cathy Newman,...
Rather than plead, cajole, pressure, virtue-signal public; why don't these multi-millionaires in this and rest of BBC Telephon donate GBP 1 Million each? Doesn't even cost them 1M as Brown's Gift Aid means they pay GBP 550,000 and taxpayer pays GBP 450,000 for slebs' 1M "donation"
GBP 1M from each of most rich "stars" & Geldof on BBC Comic Relief would be more than public guilt-tripped into donating.
Before you dismiss, read:
"...And inevitably taxpayers chip in – whether they like or not – with the Department of International Development handing over a few of the millions from its bloated £12 billion budget to the organisation.
Yet pause for a second to consider an important question. The BBC is supposed to be free of bias. So why does the state broadcaster think it acceptable to hand over huge slabs of its schedules to promote a particular – and increasingly controversial – world view?..."
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