Over the last couple of days TV Licensing's routine monthly threatograms have been landing on doormats across the land.
By the BBC's own admission, more than 4-in-5 of those doormats are in correctly unlicensed properties, where the occupier has no legal need for a TV licence. In our experience the occupiers of a significant proportion of those properties will have assisted TV Licensing by completing a no-TV declaration, not that it will have done them much good.
TV Licensing's maligned logic is such that anyone without a TV licence probably really does need one, so it continues to threaten them anyway. That includes many unfortunate souls that have wasted their time voluntarily declaring their no-TV status.
Judging by the buzz on Twitter, it appears that TV Licensing's famous "10 days" letter has featured prominently on this month's threatogram distribution list. The single-sided diatribe, characteristically riddled with lies and innuendo, informs that occupier that they have only ten days "to get correctly licensed" before TV Licensing sends the boys around. You can read the full text of that letter in our earlier post.
One thing we omitted from our earlier post was a description of the envelope that the "10 days" threatogram is delivered in. Underneath the occupier's name and address is a second window leaving the postman in little doubt that it is destined for what TV Licensing considers "licence dodging scum". One can only imagine the discomfort and embarrassment the occupier must feel if they handed the letter by their friendly regular postie.
It's just another shocking tactic the scum at TV Licensing use to try and coerce payment from people who owe nothing at all.
Remember that every single TV Licensing threatogram and envelope is reviewed and approved by a senior BBC manager. Much as the BBC tries to distance itself from the abortion of TV Licensing, make no mistake that its grubby little mits are all over it.