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Voice of the Mirror: saving TV licences for over-75s is a battle we must win

Saving free TV licences for the over-75s is a popular crusade.

Fair-minded people everywhere are warning the BBC it would be committing a grave mistake if it does Theresa May’s dirty work.

Support for maintaining the benefit has grown since the Daily Mirror launched our popular campaign against the Conservative Government sneakily breaking a solemn election pledge.

Tell BBC director-general Tony Hall he must keep licences free for the elderly while you still can. It is a battle we must, and will, win together.

Isolating the elderly or forcing them to pay £154.50 a year for something that was free for years would be completely unacceptable.

Tell BBC director-general Tony Hall he must keep licences free for the elderly while you still can

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We shudder at the prospect of the BBC and Government dragging through the courts those pensioners who are unable to pay.

The BBC should be telling May to go after wealthy tax-dodgers and huge companies refusing to pay fair, instead of picking on senior citizens whose best friend is sometimes the television.

Stop predators

The book must be thrown at paedophiles exploiting live streaming on the internet to prey on children as young as eight.

The police must do all that is necessary to track down these sick predators.

Technology companies must also take responsibility for blocking intruders from video conversations.

Security settings must be improved and parents must remain vigilant.

The book must be thrown at paedophiles exploiting live streaming on the internet to prey on children

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The disturbing report from Barnardo’s serves as a warning. If it is ignored, the problem will worsen with terrible, intolerable results.

Our children should be as safe online as in a park or playground.

Back off, Dad

Thomas Markle should back off now if he wants to win back daughter Meghan.

The Duchess of Sussex’s heartbreaking letter to her dad is a scream for help from a recently married, pregnant young woman deeply upset that a rampaging parent is ruining her new life.

There are two sides to every dispute, but most people feel she’s in the right and he’s in the wrong.

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