Residents of West Yorkshire are being warned to make sure they are correctly licensed before settling down to enjoy live TV programmes.
An article in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus states that TV Licensing "officials", whatever they are, will be making unannounced spot checks on unlicensed properties within the area.
But rest assured that anyone visited by a TV Licensing salesman is well within their rights to turn the undesirable away. TV Licensing goons have no more visiting rights than any other peddler of immoral wares and we strongly recommend slamming the door on their noxious enquiries.
Matt Thompson, spinner of TV Licensing yarns, explains: "We've been meeting with local community groups over the past couple of weeks explaining the need to be correctly licensed and the risks associated with evasion.
"We would always prefer people to be licensed rather than risk prosecution. The actual rate of evasion continues to remain low, at between just five and six per cent, so we know most people are correctly licensed."
Further information about TV Licensing's rights of access can be found in our earlier post.