More than 1,000 caught in north and west Cumbria without TV licence
Last updated at 11:51, Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Around 650 people in Carlisle were caught watching television without a licence.
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I wonder how many of these licence dodgers are more than happy to pay for SKY, the internet and a smart phone?
@M.Sagan,Are you just as vocal about the Royal Mail?
How about United Utilities?
There are many 'monopolies' operating, most of them quietly and without controversy, but people seem to pick out the BBC, mainly because of misguided political opinions.And you do have a choice - don't own a television. In today's world, there's many more source of information and entertainment.
@Nathan Yes, my beef is with the BBC - but it could easily be with any such privileged company.The difference between buying a computer from Apple then having to pay for the internet is that you 'have the choice' of whether or not you pay for your internet service. You can have a PC and not pay for any internet and not use the internet. It's different with the BBC as you 'don't have the choice' - that is the key difference, and it is my beef with the BBC. Why not have an 'opt out' option whereby you can have a TV but can only access channels funded by commercials?!Also, at least with an Internet service provider, if you don't like their service or price then you can choose to use someone else....again, it's all down to having the choice!The BBC is like Royalty in that although it seems to make little sense, we still see it as untouchable and just accept it.