and left something in the post noting 10% of Brit court cases being "You don't have your television license!". I'm going to borrow parts of it:
They come in a series of about 4 letters, and begin with the BS that an
investigation has been started, then threatening a house search - to see
if I can receive live TV broadcasts, then telling me what I can expect
A house search. In case you have a TV and no license.
No tv? You're safe?
In Ireland, the dot guv has been trying to force everyone to buy a TV
license on the basis that they might want to watch RTE (their profligate
state propaganda broadcaster - just as unionized and full of job
demarcations and other restrictive practices as the BBC) on a computer
or a phone.
"Well, you have a phone, don't you? A computer? HA! Then you might watch a program, and you must buy a license!"
And, even more scary
...and there isn't a tv to be seen, plus they have my internet records...