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Sunday, 20 September 2009

TV Licensing Propaganda Campaign


Achtung, achtung... we know where you live and we could call any time.

TV Licensing are at it again, peddling their immoral wares to desperate journos - journos so desperate they'd pawn their grandmothers to fill the otherwise bare column inches.

Their latest offering is a list of "humorous" excuses offered for non-payment. The list, which is almost certainly fabricated for the sake of publicity, includes comedic gems like: "The subtitles on my TV are set to French so I'm not paying a UK tax for something I can't read."

Eagle-eyed members at the TV Licence Resistance forum have spotted that several TVL representatives are parroting the exact same drivel up and down the nation.
  • TVL spokesman Jon Shaw said in the Mail on Sunday: "No matter how creative these excuses, people are breaking the law and risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000."
  • TVL's Fergus Reid told the Sunday Express: "No matter how creative these excuses, people watching TV without a licence are breaking the law, and therefore risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000."
  • TVL's Charlotte Reynolds told the Carlisle News and Star: "No matter how creative these excuses, people watching TV without a licence are breaking the law. They therefore risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000."
It's as if there's a handbook of shitty TVL soundbites to spew out on command.

Edit: TV Licensing smut merchants Fishburn Hedges have been reading this article with interest.

1 comment:

Watchkeeper said...

I note that you've tracked Fishburn Hedges visiting your site - and I'm not surprised. Consider this article in a Somerset Newspaper:

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Students-TV-licence/article-1368585-detail/article.html

Notice who gets the credit: one Victoria Sykes, TV Licensing. This is more deceit and misinformation. Guess who employs Victoria. No, not "TV Licensing" which does not exist, being a BBC trademark like "Mr Blobby". Try again.

That's better. Yes, Fishburn Hedges!

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/victoria-sykes/16/22b/18