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TV Or Not TV...

That is the question...

We don't have a television, but because of the licensing law in the UK, every two years we get hassled by the license people.

They keep bombarding us with letters asking us to confirm that we are still managing to survive without a TV & reminding us that it is a crime if we do have one without a license.

This year, I just thought we should ignore the letters & see if anyone comes to check up on us, but after receiving quite a few - Sime had enough & called them... As we've left it a bit late, they have said that someone may come out to visit, but unless they come with a warrant & are accompanied by the police - we don't have to let them in.

We have nothing to hide, we don't have any televisions in the house & our broadband isn't fast enough to watch live programmes, but it's just the principle of the matter. 
We have chosen to live without & feel annoyed that we are treated like criminals because of our decision.
Do people who live without cars get hassled in the same way?

The whole thing is a farce & a complete waste of money, why won't they just leave us alone? And why do they request to know our phone number & email address? Sime refused to give them.

I like being an awkward bugger & look forward to meeting the licensing people on our doorstep soon...

What an intrusive country we live in.

Thanks for all your lovely comments & emails yesterday, they are much appreciated!



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