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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Epic Email Trail of TV Licensing Discontent

Thumbs up to the author of thedailynag blog for publishing their impressive string of email correspondence with TV Licensing.

The sixteen email exchange began when he/she took exception to receiving TV Licensing's most despicable mailshot yet, which implies anyone failing to comply with their instructions to buy a licence will be heading to court.

All bullshit of course, which has the unfortunate side effect of scaring little old ladies, the legally unaware and the mentally infirm into buying a licence they probably don't need.

If any other organisation was to terrorise individuals in their homes, without a shred of evidence of wrongdoing, there would be uproar across the land. The BBC, under the guise of TV Licensing, seemingly get a hard-on over employing these sinister and deceitful tactics and go virtually unchallenged.

Do browse over there and take a read of the letters, which are eloquently written and present very good arguments against TV Licensing. A snippet to whet your appetite:

"TV Licensing has made it quite clear that unless I purchase a TV license, whether one is required or not, this sustained harassment will not only continue, but escalate. There is no way for me to prove I am not doing something, in which case your ‘enquiry’ can never be satisfied. Even if I was to undergo further inconvenience in the form of a home-visit, I doubt this would permanently cease all further enquiries. I believe this cyclical ritual of harassment will only continue, since it is based on the notion that all non-fee payers are guilty of license evasion until they can be proven innocent (which is not possible). Thus, the only way to satisfy your enquiries would be to purchase a TV license on an annual basis, regardless of its necessity. I believe that this unethical conduct quite clearly constitutes harassment."

Good stuff!

In a few years time, hopefully with a lot more visitors coming to the TV Licensing blog, we hope to be able to subsidise legal challenges against the BBC's continued TV licence harassment of legitimate non-viewers.

1 comment:

hypnagogic said...

Loving the blog! You're definitely right that some sort of public action needs to take place in order to end this type of unsolicited harassment from TV Licensing, which would be simply unacceptable under normal circumstances. Hopefully I'll successfully claim the compensation I'm looking for from TVLA, or at least, bring their attention to their outrageous behaviour and hopefully initiate some sort of change.