The fee only goes to the Bloated Broadcasting Corporation. Some people wish to watch other channels which do not receive a penny of this fee. Why should I be stopped from watching these self supporting channels just because I have failed to pay up to the BBC? it is an infringement of civil liberties and denies me access to free trade and information as I am therefore denied access to the advertising and other avenues all because the BBC does not let me watch the other channels before it gets its fee first.
If Mr Sainsbury was to leave a stack of beans on my street and they went missing the next day, He can hardly have the right to complain and ask me to pay for it. That is why he sensibly invests in buildings, security and cameras. In any other walk of life if I did not want unsolicited goods I have the right to keep them if someone keeps sending goods I did not order. Same should go with the BBC they need to live in the real world and stop harassing single mothers living on estates by sending bully boys TVLA people out in vans, clipboards and twirly aerials, when will this madness stop? Which other company that considers itself as a professional entity has customer service akin to this? They should invest in encrypting their channels ( I am sure they have the funds) for viewers willing to pay for it and leave the rest of us alone instead of ramming beans down our throats backed by legislation.