We have thought very hard before writing this post, as it may lead to an irreconcilable difference of opinion between us and one of our most loyal followers.
As regular readers will know TJoKayaking has been a very vocal opponent to TV Licensing. At one stage he offered £1000 to anyone that could prove the BBC's mythical TV detection equipment did actually exist and work, but thankfully his money was safe. On another occasion, posting under his alter ego of onlywhenpissed, he deliberately set up equipment to receive live broadcast TV signals and invited TV Licensing to use their detection equipment. He informed TV Licensing that his set up would be used every evening for a month, but they were having none of it. Probably just as well, as he really would have been caught bang to rights.
TJoK is upping the ante even further this festive season. He has uploaded fresh footage to YouTube that clearly shows him enjoying live TV programmes without a TV licence. His first short video, which was uploaded on Christmas Day, shows him sitting back to enjoy the Doctor Who special on BBC One. In the blurb that accompanies the video he jokes: "Licence dodging scum me. 5:15 (pm) BBC1 Christmas Day 2012. I'm so gonna get done for this."
We can only assume that TJoK has been emboldened by the BBC's recent misfortune and Ian Doyle's abysmal attempt to execute a search warrant. He thinks that TV Licensing is now weakened to such an extent that he is going to flout the rule of law at their public expense.
Unfortunately we are unable to agree with TJoK's actions on this occasion. As we have maintained from the inception of this blog, anyone that uses equipment to receive TV programme services should be correctly licensed to do so. Indeed our entire existence is founded on the principle of lawful opposition to the licence fee, which TJoK has sadly discredited.
Hopefully this latest stunt won't backfire on him.