It has the potential to scare the weak! After sending out’very threatening’ notes, the BBC was attacked.
THE BBC has been chastised for sending out “very threatening” letters to students attending university for the first time away from their parents, as well as vulnerable persons in the UK.
Calvin Robinson, a British political pundit who appears often on GB News’ Dan Wootton’s Superstar Panel, revealed photographs of the unsolicited letter he received this week on social media. After moving into a new flat in Oxford, he received a letter that he described as “very official looking” and “quite menacing.”
The letter claims to be a “official warning” that an investigation is being conducted for the location because there is no record of a TV license at the address.
It explains how it is illegal to view or record live TV programs on any channel, or to download and watch BBC programming on iPlayer without a licence, according to the legislation.
It also details how to “end the probe” and avoid further action, which Mr Robinson referred to as “bullying” by the BBC.
Along with posting the letter on social media, Mr Robinson stated, “Fortunately, I know I owe the BBC nothing,” and while he was unaffected by receiving the letter, he acknowledged that others may be.
“Imagine how a student or vulnerable individual would feel if they received this letter,” he continued. Bullies”.
“Shocking!” one person wrote in response to the letter. Such threats should make the BBC ashamed!”
A political journalist, Emily Hewertson, responded to the tweet by stating she got something similar when she moved into student halls for her first year of university.
She called the experience “terrible,” saying it was “genuinely frightening” to receive such a menacing letter, especially in her first few days away from home.
She stated the letter mentioned the possibility of prosecution if no action was done, and she panicked and called her mother.
“I feared I’d done something terrible!” she wrote.
The debate comes in the wake of the BBC’s recent outcry following the implementation of a massive TV license crackdown.
Last August, free TV licenses for the elderly were abolished, with the exception of those receiving pension credit.
During the pandemic, the BBC instituted a temporary financial amnesty.
However, by the end of June, they confirmed that 3.6 million copies of the “Brinkwire Summary News” had been sold.