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Friday, 28 August 2020

TV Licensing Threatogram for King George III

The BBC's revenue generation arm, TV Licensing, has sent a reminder letter to Kew Palace, which was last occupied by King George III almost 200 years ago.

Rachel Mackay, Manager of Historic Royal Palaces at Kew, posted an image of a recently received TV Licensing threatogram on Twitter, with the comment: "Oh good, it's the time of year where I have to explain to the TV Licensing Authority why King George III hasn’t paid his TV licence since 1820."

You get the distinct impression that Rachel has been through the rigmarole of doing TV Licensing's work on a few previous occasions, not that she has to - anyone who doesn't legally need a TV licence, like His Royal Highness, is under no legal obligation at all to assist TV Licensing. Indeed, as this story proves yet again, doing so is a total waste of time.

TV Licensing churns out the equivalent of 100,000 of these reminder letters every single day. It doesn't have a clue which of those properties really need a TV licence and by its own admission less than 20 percent actually do.

TV Licensing is an inherently lazy, dishonest and inefficient organisation. It adopts a scatter gun approach, threatening the occupants of every unlicensed property, because it is easier than doing any meaningful investigation work. If innocent recipients of these letters feel bullied into paying for a TV licence they don't legally need, that's even better as far as TV Licensing is concerned. It's all more money into the BBC pot, for pissing away on expenses and silencing the victims of abuse.

Anyone who does not legally need a TV licence should ignore TV Licensing completely.

Bin TV Licensing letters unopened. Identify cold callers and keep the door closed in the unlikely event one calls from TV Licensing.

Do not make the mistake of trusting TV Licensing. It has no moral compass.

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