SIR - So, the BBC are considering abolishing free TV for the 4.5 million (and growing) over-75s. Do they really believe that those 4.5 million will take this lying down? What if a substantial number, if not a majority, of those 4.5 million decide to stand up to the BBC and refuse to pay a licence fee? Can the BBC really afford the cost and inconvenience of chasing thousands of licence defaulters and subsequent court cases, assuming that our courts have the capacity to accommodate so many additional cases.

Even if the BBC won its case and the defaulters were convicted, what sort of sentences is a judge likely to hand down to senior citizens, many with health or infirmity problems?

I will refuse to pay a licence fee for a channel I rarely watch while it continues to pay obscene salaries to people who do little more than read an autocue or ask predetermined questions of some Z-list celebrity.

If the PM can run a country on a salary of around £150k are BBC management, staff and presenters worth more?

Its time for senior citizens to stand up to this outdated organisation, refuse to pay a licence fee and watch the threat evaporate!

Colin R Lancaster, Bradford Road, Guiseley