I refer to the replies to my recent letter to the Bulletin regarding UK television viewing in Majorca. It seems to me that these correspondents are not aware of recent developments in this matter.
1. People over the age of 75 years are exempt from having a UK television licence. We paid our TV licence fee until we were exempt.
2. The Government in the UK decided in 2015 that they would no longer take people to court for not having a TV licence. Obviously the people who have been taken exception to my letter are not aware of this fact and do not read or listen to the UK news. Therefore, how can I be a criminal or doing something illegal as someone has said? What do they do about their BBC licence? Or don’t they watch UK TV?
3. Spain does not have a TV licence as far as I am aware. The fact that the BBC might be going off air - that was not my argument. I am not concerned if it does go off the air - my concern is that they disrupted the independent channels who lost a lot of revenue from their commercials. They do not receive any part of the BBC licence revenue when their programmes are interrupted.
The BBC shows as many repeats as they can, including quiz shows,antique roadshows etc... and I am sure I would not miss it if the BBC disappeared!