A petition to remove GB News Broadcast licence is gather momentum.
it comes as 30p Lee’ Anderson revealed he’s paid £100,000 a year for GB News role
His revelation came less than 18 months after he blasted MPs who ‘need an extra £100,000 a year’ on top of their parliamentary salary.
Petition to Remove GB News ‘Broadcast Licence’
The petition reads: “Ofcom refuse to regulate this nonsense news channel that spreads lies, misinformation and conspiracy. Stop the damage to the UK’s media by ending this station preying on the simple and scared.
“8,784 have signed. Let’s get to 10,000!”
They account claim the hourly rate for Tory MP pay rates for “GB News” appearances:
Esther McVey £386
Lee Anderson £266
Philip Davies £237
Dehenna Davidson £117
GB news smoking
GB News host Mark Dolan lit a cigarette live on air as he took aim at Labour in a bizarre rant.
The former comedian claimed the party wants to ban smoking “just like in New Zealand” and “pledged to take up this filthy habit just to annoy them”.
“I’m one of those people, that if you tell me I can’t do something, that’s exactly the thing I’m going to do,” Mark Dolan said.
“I pledge to take up this filthy habit, just to annoy them. Arrest me, why don’t you,” he then said lighting up a cigarette.
Broadcasting licences have been taken away before.
Back in March 2022 the Russian state-backed news channel RT has had its licence to broadcast in the UK revoked “with immediate effect” by media regulator Ofcom.
The watchdog said RT’s parent body ANO TV Novosti was not “fit and proper to hold a UK broadcast licence”.
RT’s coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been under investigation by Ofcom, and the channel had already disappeared from UK screens.
In response, the channel called Ofcom “a tool of the government”.