This week the people who make the local stuff for our screens big and small urged the powers-that-be to tax the likes of Netflix and Disney Plus to fund it. But producers here can already get tax breaks and public funding, so can they really persuade the incoming government to make the streaming services another source of funds?
Such a move would be morally and economically wrong.
I'm sick of industries demanding that successful Internet companies be taxed, so they get funded.
The media are trying to do it with Google and Facebook and now the screen industry is trying it with Netflix.
Just say no.