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Old November 5th 06, 03:48 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Pyriform
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Heracles Pollux wrote:
"me" wrote in message
...
Hi.. quick question..

i have had a visit from tv licencing today. i refused him entry to
my property but said they would apply for a warrent to enter the
property of course i am not using recieving equipment but refuse to allow
these meatheads access...

anyone know if they generaly bother geting warrents or is it
normally just a threat ????

thnx


The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within your
rights to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your land.


The real problem is that criminal scumbags like you vastly outnumber the
decent minority who choose not to use TV receiving equipment, and therefore
have no need of a licence. They have become the collateral damage in the war
against your thieving.


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Old November 5th 06, 03:50 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Heracles Pollux wrote:
The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within your
rights to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your
land.


I think they do have right of entry - it is not only law enforcement
officers who have this - gas and electricity officials do too.


You may think so.

I have studied these laws in considerable detail.

The BBC TVL do not.


I'm sure you have. It's what allows you to come on here loudly bragging
about your criminality, secure in the knowledge that bringing you to justice
will be difficult and costly for the rest of us.


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Old November 5th 06, 04:19 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Heracles Pollux" wrote in message
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The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within your
rights to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your land.


In the far off days when the TV Licence was collected by The Post Office (a
government department) and their investigators couldn't get access to some
premises, they would often talk to their colleagues in Customs & Excise who
might decide to check if there was 'contraband' (smuggled goods) on the
premises. No warrant is needed for that.

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From KT24 - in "Leafy Surrey"

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Old November 5th 06, 04:50 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Geoff Pearson" wrote in message
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"Heracles Pollux" wrote in message
...

"me" wrote in message
...
Hi.. quick question..

i have had a visit from tv licencing today. i refused him entry to my
property but said they would apply for a warrent to enter the property

of course i am not using recieving equipment but refuse to allow these
meatheads access...

anyone know if they generaly bother geting warrents or is it normally
just a threat ????

thnx




The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within your
rights to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your land.





I think they do have right of entry - it is not only law enforcement
officers who have this - gas and electricity officials do too.


and the Valuation Office Agency (to survey for Council Tax or Business Rates
purposes)


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Old November 5th 06, 04:51 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Roderick Stewart" wrote in message
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and if it happened several times, it might weaken my natural
inclination to be polite.

Rod.


Which heaven forfend . . .

Bill


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Old November 5th 06, 04:57 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Pyriform" wrote in message
...
Heracles Pollux wrote:
"me" wrote in message
...
Hi.. quick question..

i have had a visit from tv licencing today. i refused him entry to
my property but said they would apply for a warrent to enter the
property of course i am not using recieving equipment but refuse to
allow
these meatheads access...

anyone know if they generaly bother geting warrents or is it
normally just a threat ????

thnx


The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within your
rights to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your land.


The real problem is that criminal scumbags like you vastly outnumber the
decent minority who choose not to use TV receiving equipment, and
therefore have no need of a licence. They have become the collateral
damage in the war against your thieving.

The whole think could be easily solved by abolishing the present collection
method and instituting a system of hypothocated direct taxation.

Bill


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Old November 5th 06, 05:10 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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In article ,
Bill Wright wrote:


The whole think could be easily solved by abolishing the present
collection method and instituting a system of hypothocated direct
taxation.


You mean: charge everyone and they have to prove their lack of a set?

--
From KT24 - in "Leafy Surrey"

Using a RISC OS computer running v5.11

  #18  
Old November 5th 06, 05:38 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sun, 05 Nov 2006 09:41:08 GMT, "harrogate3"
wrote:

TV licencing has been nothing to do with the BBC for decades - it is a
separate organisation.


I'm afraid you are misinformed. The Communications Act 2003 made the
BBC the licensing authority:

364 TV licences

(1) A licence for the purposes of section 363 ("a TV
licence")-

(a) may be issued by the BBC subject to such restrictions
and conditions as the BBC think fit; ...

The BBC distance themselves from the unpleasant business of
enforcement (although they are wholly responsible for it) by
subcontracting the work to Capita Business Services Ltd, who trade
under the name "TV Licensing".

Mike.

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Old November 5th 06, 05:54 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Geoff Pearson" wrote in message
...

"Heracles Pollux" wrote in message
...

"me" wrote in message
...
Hi.. quick question..

i have had a visit from tv licencing today. i refused him entry

to my
property but said they would apply for a warrent to enter the

property

of course i am not using recieving equipment but refuse to allow

these
meatheads access...

anyone know if they generaly bother geting warrents or is it

normally
just a threat ????

thnx




The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within

your rights
to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your land.





I think they do have right of entry - it is not only law enforcement
officers who have this - gas and electricity officials do too.




I can't remember them all but there are nine categories of personnel
that have a statutory right of entry. They include
Electricity
Gas
Customs
Fireperson

The Police do NOT have a SRE, nor at the moment do the Valuation
Office Agency, but Bliar is about to change that.


--
Woody

harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com


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Old November 5th 06, 06:07 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Hi.. quick question..

i have had a visit from tv licencing today. i refused him entry
to my property but said they would apply for a warrent to enter
the property of course i am not using recieving equipment but refuse to
allow
these meatheads access...

anyone know if they generaly bother geting warrents or is it
normally just a threat ????


They can and do do so but only in extreme situations. Being bloody minded
and rude actually increases the chances they will do.

The BBC TVL Gestapo don't bother with warrants.

They are not law enforcement officers and have no legal powers to
interview, detain, or enter premises. You are perfectly within your
rights to tell them to "**** off" and desist trespassing on your
land.


Not a very civilised way to behave. A polite refusal is usually much more
effective but I doubt you have ever tried it.

I think they do have right of entry - it is not only law enforcement
officers who have this - gas and electricity officials do too.


TV licencsing staff do not have right of entry without a warrant. There are
a wide variety of other officials that do have powers of entry but in
practice they usually do their job by consent.

and the Valuation Office Agency (to survey for Council Tax or
Business Rates purposes)


See above.

Peter Crosland


 




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