What to expect in court.
The problem I have with the license fee is not the fee itself. In fact, if you consume BBC content then I think it's good value. However, I will categorically never pay a penny of a TV license fee for several reasons.
I don't watch live TV. Should get that out of the way first.
Mostly, however, I am ferociously opposed to BBC and Capita's ludicrously hard-nosed methods of collecting the license fee, which these days are tantamount to threat and extortion.
The [threatening letters](http://www.bbctvlicence.com/) they relentlessly and indiscriminately send to any household who *dares* to be without a TV license are full of seriously worrying language.
One of the letters states in bold, hugely oversized red text: "What to expect in court... You will be allowed to take this letter into the court with you."
Another letter states "You know. We know."
Bearing in mind that I have not as much as switched on a TV for several years, why the FUCK should I receive letters which are virtually directly accusing me of being a criminal?
I've received two visits from "enforcement officers" since the beginning of the year (who are entirely legally powerless, by the way, and should be given as much attention as any other cold caller and asked politely to fuck off).
And that, my friends, with the best will in the world, is why BBC and Capita can lick my balls.