Why we're here:
This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

If you use equipment to receive live broadcast television programmes then the law requires you to have a licence and we encourage you to buy one.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

TV Licence Supported by Fewer than One in Three

Less than one in three British TV viewers support the TV licence fee in its current format.

Those are the findings of survey recently conducted by communications price comparison website, Cable.co.uk.

The website asked 2,000 viewers from across the UK for their opinions on the TV licence, which is used almost exclusively to fund the broadcasting of the BBC.

More than 54% of respondents said that the cost of the TV licence was too much, compared to less than 5% that said they would willingly pay more.

Fewer than one-in-three (32.6%) respondents said that they supported the TV licence fee as it stands, with 47% opposed and 20% unsure.

These latest survey findings come less than a week after the BBC refused to provide the TV Licensing Blog with the results and methodology of every poll it has conducted on the subject of the TV licence fee over the last 3 years.

It is notable that BBC poll findings are always very favourable towards to continuation of the TV licence fee, whereas those published by independent parties often paint a very different picture. 

We reasoned, therefore, that the BBC is probably commissioning far more polls than it actually publishes the results of. Any polls that don't agree with the BBC's pro-TV licence standpoint are filed away and conveniently forgotten about.

Hopefully one of our journalist friends might like to delve a little deeper to get to the truth of the matter.

We are grateful to friends at TV Licence Resistance forums for bringing this story to our attention.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

TV Licensing Bag Lady Comes Calling

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.
New video footage has emerged of a female TV Licensing goon peddling her immoral wares on the streets of Luton.

The flame-haired goon, employed by TV Licensing contractor Capita Business Services, wears dark purple-framed reading glasses. She was caught on camera visiting a legally-licence-free property in the Bedfordshire town earlier today.

The occupier of the property answered the door with his camera in hand and the female goon went through TV Licensing's now characteristic ritual of reciting the address of the property out loud in a desperate effort to prevent the footage being uploaded to YouTube.

The occupier asked her to repeat the number of the property she thought she was visiting, which clearly spooked her into retreating down the garden path.

The occupier then followed the goon at a safe distance and was able to establish the she was driving a black Ford Ka, registration number KG06 ZLX, which she had parked 50 yards further down the street.

Anyone that doesn't require a TV licence, like the occupier of the property in this instance, has no legal business whatsoever with TV Licensing. By far the safest option, to avoid falling foul of one of TV Licensing's more dishonest record-fudging goons, is to say nothing and close the door.

TV Licensing cannot be trusted.

BBC Bosses Seek to Delay Damning Review into Culture of Sexual Abuse

Despite previous denials, BBC bosses stand accused of trying to block to publication of a damning report into the history of sexual abuse and blind-eye-turning within the Corporation.

According to investigative news website Exaro, the BBC's most senior figures are terrified at the prospect of the Dame Janet Smith Review findings being released before the Government has agreed the terms of the Corporation's charter renewal.

Last month investigative journalist Miles Goslett - who first unmasked Savile as one of the most prolific sexual predators of the twentieth century - revealed that BBC bosses are secretly poring over the finer details of Dame Janet's report. The BBC strenuously denies having seen the completed report, but this more recent news appears to contradict that denial.

Whitehall and BBC insiders claim that the contents of the report are so damaging that they cast into serious doubt the future existence of the national broadcaster.

A BBC insider told Exaro: "The key element (of the report) is management's knowledge and tolerance of abuse over decades".

The BBC's public stance is that publication of the long-awaited report has been delayed at the request of the Metropolitan Police Service, as its contents could be prejudicial to an ongoing police investigation.

However, a second apparently well-placed BBC source confirmed to Exaro that the final report contains only a tiny amount of prejudicial information. That information could be easily redacted to allow publication of the report in a slightly edited format.

A Whitehall source told Exaro that the BBC has been planning damage-limitation on the completed report for quite some time. The BBC's Strategy Department is said to have taken the decision years ago that the completed report would either have to be rushed out ahead of charter renewal, or kept on ice until afterwards.

It comes as no surprise to us here at the TV Licensing Blog that the BBC is spinning and plotting to keep the Dame Janet Smith Review findings under wraps. We have total confidence that the report will confirm what we suspect already: BBC bosses knew Savile was a predatory sex offender, but decided simply to ignore it.

When that does eventually happen, the BBC will be left irreparably damaged. And not before time.