A few words of thanks

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In chronological order:

  • To my friends who didn’t support my view: you forced me to read more and to shout louder.
  • 38 degree for hosting the petition and helping me share it.
  • The first thousand people who signed the petition and made it all possible.
  • Simon Beckwith, with whom I’ve been bouncing ideas about with since almost day 1.
  • My husband, who tirelessly corrects my texts and did not, once, say “can we discuss something else?”.
  • Cally Jenkins, at MK News, for her flair that this would be a big story.
  • Alex, at “Campaign By You” for the help with 38 Degrees’s tool.
  • Various blogs that took upon themselves to share the petition.
  • Ginny Ware, from the Herald Express, for the long and quick article. It made a huge impact.
  • Roger Kasper at the Kent and Sussex Courier, for being the first national coverage.
  • Ryszard Piecuch at PolNews for the early support and for helping me get a link with the Polish community.
  • Mateusz Graboń at Emito.net, for getting into the spirit.
  • Jack Ash, at MK News for not writing one, but 3 articles on the petition and publishing my “Whittingdale” article.
  • Adriana Chodakowska at Londynek.net for helping me crack London a little.
  • Andy Carswell, at Bucks Free Press, for spreading the petition further afield.
  • Richard Booth, at the Express and Echo, for responding so quickly at the second round of press release. This kind of enthusiasm motivates.
  • Maryam Qaiser at the Gloucester Citizen, for the lovely article and the friendly personality.
  • Oscar Conrad at Kensignton and Chelsea Times for the support in the Royal borough and the 2 articles.
  • Stephen Beard, from Marketplace, for wanting to talk about the petition abroad.
  • Aly Walsh at the Derby Telegraph
  • Zena Hawley at Ashbourne News Telegraph
  • Bob and Donna at Torbay Times
  • The Twitter powerhouse calling himself “BantheBBC” for bouncing ideas with me and spreading the word amongst his followers.
  • Jane Bradley at The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday
  • Kapil Summan at Scottish Legal News
  • Duncan Edelsten for writting a press release for the Scottish newspapers
  • Jonathan Watson at The Courier (Scotland)
  • Marc McLean at Clydebank Post
  • Michael Develin at Tyrone Constitution
  • Kevin Mullan at the Londonderry Sentinel
  • Daniel Zylbersztajn at Taz (Germany)
  • Katherine Rushton at the Daily Mail
  • Andrew Nowell at Wigan Today
  • Nicholas McHale at Now East Durham
  • David Leask at The Herald EveningTimes
  • Adrian Darbyshire at IOM Today
  • Tom Mack at Leicester Mercury

Links to articles:

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Thousands-sign-Torquay-woman-s-petition-TV/story-26356012-detail/story.html

http://www.courier.co.uk/70-Tonbridge-Tunbridge-Wells-residents-want-BBC/story-26380662-detail/story.html

http://www.polnews.co.uk/index.php/co-gdzie-kiedy/2434-no-tv-licence-fee.html

http://www.poles.polnews.co.uk/index.php/all/118-tv-licence-who-are-the-real-criminal.html

http://www.emito.net/kultura/wiadomosci____________________________/wiecznie_zywy_anachronizm_tysiace_podpisow_pod_petycja_o_zniesienie_tv_licence_1843853.html

https://goniec.com/wiadomosci/wielka-brytania/19336-walcza-o-zniesienie-abonamentu-tv

http://www.miltonkeynescouncil.gov.uk/entertainment/television/2015/4/bbc-milton-keynes-residence-sign-petition-rid-tv-26403761.html

http://www.miltonkeynescouncil.gov.uk/entertainment/television/2015/4/bbc-reaction-bbc-tv-license-story-26410937.html

http://www.onemk.co.uk/entertainment/television/2015/5/bbc-tv-license-petition-starter-caroline-levesque-26425379.html

http://www.onemk.co.uk/entertainment/television/2015/5/bbc-26531082.html

http://londynek.net/wiadomosci/Czas+by+zniesc+abonament+telewizyjny!+Czy+Polacy+na+Wyspach+podpisza+petycje+wiadomosci+news,/wiadomosci/article?jdnews_id=28896

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/12921846.Bucks_viewers_add_their_voice_to_TV_licence_campaign/?action=success#comments

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/End-BBC-Licence-Fee-Hundreds-Exeter-residents/story-26417308-detail/story.html#gUBe3LqrtxuCSj5e.01

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Thousands-sign-petition-calling-TV-licence-fee/story-26424260-detail/story.html#mTIYiIQuKt7ZGS4H.01

http://www.kctimes.co.uk/bbc/end_the_bbc_licence_fee.html

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/1-500-Derbyshire-people-sign-petition-scrap-TV/story-26582024-detail/story.html

http://www.ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk/fines-petition-calling-end-TV-licences/story-26582627-detail/story.html

http://torbaytimes.co.uk/petition-gathers-thousands-in-a-fortnight/

http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-scotsman/20150620/281938836553712/TextView

http://www.scottishlegal.com/2015/06/22/over-13000-fined-for-not-paying-tv-licence-fee-foi-request-shows/

http://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2015/07/01/537726-poorest-in-west-dunbartonshire-caught-out-over-tv-licences/

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/only-two-tv-licence-dodgers-found-guilty-in-fife-courts-1.887546

http://www.pressreader.com/uk/evening-telegraph-late-extra-edition/20150703/281706908342879/TextView

http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/dumbarton/articles/2015/07/02/538052-poorest-caught-out-over-tv-licences/

http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/166-tv-licence-evasion-cases-were-thrown-out-1-6840609

http://taz.de/Britische-Sendeanstalt-BBC/!5212063/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3180686/Almost-23-000-escape-TV-licence-fines-One-ten-cases-ends-without-conviction-wastes-hundreds-thousands-taxpayers-money.html

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/tv-licence-fines-branded-unfair-1-7386890

http://www.noweastdurham.co.uk/index_news.php?id=302&cat_id=&p=&search=

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/13584077.No_one_jailed_in_Scotland_for_failing_to_pay_TV_licence_in_Scotland__compared_to_scores_in_England/?action=success#comments

http://www.scottishlegal.com/2015/08/10/scots-avoid-jail-after-tv-license-non-payment/

http://www.scottishfinancialnews.com/5496/scots-avoid-jail-after-tv-license-non-payment/

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/record-number-prosecuted-for-tv-licence-evasion-1-7437885

http://www.courier.co.uk/REVEALED-TV-licence-evaders-Kent-Sussex/story-27890130-detail/story.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3262731/Licence-fee-jail-terms-not-fair-women-Government-fresh-pressure-overhaul-figures-six-times-likely-sent-prison.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Prosecution-figures-2-652-prosecuted-having-TV/story-27924716-detail/story.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268840/BBC-ignored-public-s-views-future-instead-used-paid-study-represent-views-population.html

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3 thoughts on “A few words of thanks

  1. and from a lowly member of 38 degrees; thank you for a well organised and run campaign, not over yet of course but with your brilliant leadership and organisation I’m sure it will end on a positive note, again thank you!

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