Friday 8 February 2019 / 12:01 AM Media / Tom Watson

The prospect of older people having to cut back on heating or food in order to keep their TV should leave the Tories examining their consciences – Tom Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, commenting on Age UK’s research showing over 75s will have to cut back on food and heating to keep their TV licences, said:

“The prospect of older people having to cut back on heating or food in order to keep their TV should leave the Tories examining their consciences.

“Theresa May’s manifesto promised that TV licences for over 75s would be protected. If the Government had any compassion for these older people they would step in and save their free TV licences.”