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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

TV Licensing: A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Jimmy Savile committed vile sexual abuse of children when he was on the payroll and property of the BBC.

That much is completely beyond dispute.

BBC employees, who knew all about Savile's crimes, turned a blind eye as he molested some of Britain's most vulnerable children in his BBC Television Centre dressing room.

Today the BBC's Director General, George Entwistle, who described Savile as a "skillful and successful sexual predator", admitted that the Corporation was currently investigating up to 10 serious allegations involving past and present employees over the "Savile period".

A subsequent BBC statement clarified that the Corporation was "aware of nine allegations of sexual harassment, assault or inappropriate conduct regarding current staff or contributors".

There has never been a better time to demonstrate your disgust for the BBC by cancelling your TV licence.

A TV licence is only required for those properties where equipment is used to receive television programme services. Watching non-live TV catchup services does not require a TV licence, so going legally licence free doesn't have to mean a complete cessation to viewing.

Anyone cancelling their TV licence does not need to give TV Licensing a reason, although they like to pretend otherwise. People are under no legal obligation to communicate or cooperate with TV Licensing and should ignore their correspondence completely.

Savile's abuse is the tip of the iceberg as far as BBC corruption and criminality is concerned.

It's time to make a stand and let the BBC hear your disapproval.


Anonymous said...

There's something called The BBC Trust I believe. Trust The BBC? Trust a company that has violated the children it provided 'entertainment' for?

I can't see how anybody in the UK can trust The BBC anymore just like they shouldn't trust TV Licensing for the many reasons highlighted in this blog.

At least I can sleep well knowing that not a single penny of mine has ever sponsored the despicable ways of the BBC and it's entertainers that were fond of children for the wrong reasons.

Anonymous said...

I "opted out" of the TV licence two years ago. It's easy: just cancel your direct debit, like I did, and then ignore them. I'd rather donate the £150 I save each year to charity. Most quality TV is available on catch-up anyway - why pay for something that's free? - and it's cheap to buy second-hand DVD box-sets of your favourite shows on Ebay. Bollocks to the BBC.