SIR- Colin Durkin says the TV license announcement by Nadine Dorries is a diversion away from the problems in government.

Even if that was true, it wouldn't make it wrong. The BBC licence fee being scrapped is good for several reasons. Dan Walker says we only have to pay 43p a day which is OK for him and Mr Lineker. But not for everyone.

Despite some good programmes over the years, the BBC died in 2019 when on Have I Got News For You, that once great satirical news show discussed Mr Men books being banned for "mansplaining". Whoever invented this word just hates men, it's blatantly sexist.

This should have been like red meat to a pack of wolves. But not one of the contestants, nor team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, criticised or ridiculed this decision. They sat around looking so serious, in agreement with this nonsense.

I watched in disbelief. To me, that was the final straw and death rattle of the BBC in its slump to the left.

Alan Bates, Bowland Avenue, Baildon