There is not much I miss about living in England these days. Most of the good things – Marmite, The Times Crossword Puzzle, The News Quiz etc – can be had here in Australia, where it is warm and sunny.
But not BBC iPlayer. I want to watch the Paxo Doco on the EU, but it is blocked for ip addresses outside the UK. The BBC has even shut down VPN access.
Like many expatriates, I have paid a shedload of UK tax, not to mention many years of paying the BBC licence fee. Surely, there could be some sort of system whereby holders of a UK passport around the world could subscribe for a fee to BBC iPlayer? There are some millions of us, and the income lost to the BBC by denying us access is considerable.
Perhaps there is some low-life commercial deal or EU directive standing in the way?