Letter: A Budget switchoff

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Sir: Gordon Brown offers enterprise and fairness in his Pre-Budget Statement, and makes great play of free television licences for the over- 75s. I am 79 but I do not have television, nor do I want this form of entertainment. I prefer to buy The Independent at an annual cost of approximately pounds 150. Will Mr Brown give me the pounds 101 in lieu of a television licence? If not, where does the fairness come in?



East Sussex