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Old November 4th 06, 07:52 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Heracles Pollux
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"me" wrote in message
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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 ????

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.




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Old November 5th 06, 08:41 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
harrogate3
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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.






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

If you are 100% sure that you have nothing in your home that
constitutes a TV receiver - whether you use it for that purpose or
not - then call their bluff and ask for a warrant. They will get one
and then you can spray egg on their faces with great gusto.


--
Woody

harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com


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Old November 5th 06, 09:12 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
John
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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 hope you come across only nice co-operative people in your work.


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Old November 5th 06, 10:43 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Roderick Stewart
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On Sun, 05 Nov 2006 10:12:06 GMT, "John"
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 hope you come across only nice co-operative people in your work.


Most people are co-operative when presented with something reasonable
with which to co-operate. If someone with no legal right to do so
tried to bully their way into my home on the pretext that they thought
I might be doing something wrong, I might not feel inclined to help
them, and if it happened several times, it might weaken my natural
inclination to be polite.

Rod.
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Old November 5th 06, 11:54 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Geoff Pearson
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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.


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Old November 5th 06, 12:04 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Rob
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Quite agree, Having been pursued and sent what can only be described as
threatening letters just because my home can be addressed in two different
ways I agree that TV Licencing call you a liar, cheat and law breaker with
no evidence save that of statistics.

I know of no other organisation who use these tatics except for the lady on
the front page of her local paper who has had her car number plate cloned by
a serial speeder and parking violator.

Time for the little man to stand up for themself - despite ending up with a
heavy beating heart when doing so.

--
Rob.


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Old November 5th 06, 12:16 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Alan
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In message , Geoff Pearson
wrote

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


On their own web site it actually states that "the occupier is under no
legal obligation to allow entry"

The private company who check for TV receiving equipment has no more
right than you local butcher has to enter you property (without a
warrant).

The gas and electricity companies also threaten a warrant when wanting
to read a meter. It should be noted that the threat about a warrant is
not about reading the meter but about performing a safety check. I
believe it would be illegal for the employee from the third party meter
reading company to perform a safety check unless the was full Corgi
registered (or equivalent for the electrical industry).
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Old November 5th 06, 01:06 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Heracles Pollux
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TV licencing has been nothing to do with the BBC for decades - it is a
separate organisation.

If you are 100% sure that you have nothing in your home that
constitutes a TV receiver - whether you use it for that purpose or
not - then call their bluff and ask for a warrant. They will get one
and then you can spray egg on their faces with great gusto.


--
Woody

harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com




Except they don't do that in practice.

Capita Plc is a business. They just move on to more profitable targets like
nurses, non-working mothers, students, and council estates.





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Old November 5th 06, 01:08 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Heracles Pollux
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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.





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.



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Old November 5th 06, 02:33 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Luke Bosman
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Heracles Pollux wrote:

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

If you are 100% sure that you have nothing in your home that
constitutes a TV receiver - whether you use it for that purpose or
not - then call their bluff and ask for a warrant. They will get one
and then you can spray egg on their faces with great gusto.


Except they don't do that in practice.

Capita Plc is a business. They just move on to more profitable targets like
nurses, non-working mothers, students, and council estates.


Why would any of these be profitable?

If they are breaking the law, should they be allowed to get away with
it?

Cheers,
Luke


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