The BBC's editor-in-chief, Mark Thompson, having put his hapless namesake, Christine Thompson, up as spokesperson all day, has blogged about the DEC decision. He doesn't seem to have convinced people, judging from the Comments, including this one, which starts by quoting his words back at him:
"Finally, it is important to remember that our decision does not prevent the DEC continuing with their appeal for donations and people are able to contribute should they choose to."
Good, so can I choose to withold my license fee and give it to the DEC appeal instead?
I suspect that might give people ideas! And yes, it should be licence not license, but I am beginning to recognise that's a lost cause. I blame Bill Gates.