Thousands of people are blocking TV Licence enforcers
Gone are the days when you used to hide from the TV Licence van, gibbering with fear. Now savvy non-payers are exploiting a legal loophole which means they can stop TV Licence people from entering their properties and threaten to sue them if they visit again.
According to a Freedom of Information request, over 7000 people are thought to have contacted the BBC to withdraw access to TV licence enforcers. Bascially, TV Licence bods can’t arrest you, and they can’t demand access to your property to check out your claim that honestly guv, you don’t own a telly, you just watch iPlayer on your laptop, yeah?
And that’s not the only problem that the BBC faces. Tory MP Mark Bridgen is leading a debate in the House of Commons tomorrow which would decriminalize non payment of the licence fee in 2016. Bridgen growled: ‘It is clear that a large proportion of the public resent the BBC’s heavy-handed way of collecting the fee.’
But if the licence fee fails, then what will become of the BBC? Well, the Tories don’t give a monkeys. They really won’t be happy until they’re dancing on its grave, holding a burning effigy of Jimmy Savile.