U.K. Media Proposal: Tax Everybody, Use the Cash to Prop Up News Companies

Who could object?


The brother-in-law of the Guardian's editor—the paper's investigative reporter David Leigh—has floated an idea to save the newspaper industry.

Every broadband subscriber in the country would pay a tax of £2 a month, whether they wanted to or not, with the money shared amongst news organisations according to how many UK online readers they had.