I was listening to a radio report over the weekend.
It contained interviews of 'inner city Dublin people' who were struggling to make the auld ends meet.
A number of them, when listing their outgoings mentioned NTL ...'cos I have to have the telly'.
They mentioned it in on a par with ESB, Gas and other essentials.
When asked later what would have to be sacrificed if further cuts to the pension or welfare occur they all said: 'Food'
Are these people for real?
I understand that they might have little luxury in life and a bit of tubed entertainment and escapism is healthy but surely they need to re-prioritize. Now, if it came down to a real choice between food and TV I'm sure they would choose to survive but before it gets to that stage they could make a major saving each month.
Worst of all is that they could get 100 UK channels for free forever if they installed Freesat for the price of a few months subscription.
I don't understand why people subscribe to Sky or NTL or Chorus and then complain about the price of electricity.