BBC Licence fee hypocrisy?

AlienFTM

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#61
HIGNFY lost its edge when Deayton left. It fell off a cliff after the Brexit result as all the London luvvies and audiences cried about it and bounced their hate of Brexit off one another.
 

Auld-Yin

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#63
HIGNFY lost its edge when Deayton left. It fell off a cliff after the Brexit result as all the London luvvies and audiences cried about it and bounced their hate of Brexit off one another.
Spot on! Merton is nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is, watching him pause for laughs and applause is sometimes cringeworthy and when he does not get adulation he is grumpy and childish. Hislop now uses the show to plug anything anti brexit! I prefer watching some of the older shows on Dave/Gold.
 
#64
Make the BBC a subscription service , reckon it wouldnt last 6 months
Just long enough for Wimbledon then. That's about it. BBC must be praying for a Corbyn victory and nationalisation - oh,wait...it is already nationalised with the highest paid public servants in the sector.
 
#65
Thats solely because the cnuts from capita attempt to bully women at home during the day. Tell 0A not to answer the door to anyone and write to capita withdrawing implied right of access. If everyone tells them to do one it will work, hell if a quarter of the license payers refuse what will they do? Nothing!
I put the link up to show the numbers of total of court cases not because the bints aren't clever enough to tell Capita to **** right off.
140000 court cases aren't cheap even if you cough to the offense immediately. Plus the occasional jail time.
 

ugly

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#66
I put the link up to show the numbers of total of court cases not because the bints aren't clever enough to tell Capita to **** right off.
140000 court cases aren't cheap even if you cough to the offense immediately. Plus the occasional jail time.
Its a magistrates court, you dont get jail time for not paying the license fee, you get a fine, you might get jail for refusing to pay the fine. You just stop this by refusing to let them in. If they dont come in they cant say you have a TV.
This means you cant be prosecuted. You cant be prosecuted for not letting them in, they cant apply for a warrant to enter the premises, it doesn't happen!
They are powerless bullies who rely of frightening women into letting them in or admitting they have a TV!
Deny them the chance to enter!
 
#67
Its a magistrates court, you dont get jail time for not paying the license fee, you get a fine, you might get jail for refusing to pay the fine. You just stop this by refusing to let them in. If they dont come in they cant say you have a TV.
This means you cant be prosecuted. You cant be prosecuted for not letting them in, they cant apply for a warrant to enter the premises, it doesn't happen!
They are powerless bullies who rely of frightening women into letting them in or admitting they have a TV!
Deny them the chance to enter!
I know people go to jail for not paying the fine, its in the link :)

90 people were jailed for failing to pay court-issued fines.
More expense for the taxpayer.

They arent that powerless, they are able to get a warrant.
tv licence warrant - Google Search

Although it appear most of them go tits up.
 
#68
With the realization that the younger generation just aren't interested in TV, the shortfall in future revenue has to come from somewhere.

With the rise in online TV platforms, YouTube and other viewing media, TV in it's current form is becoming redundant for the average teenager.

In 10 years time or so when the current generation of teens get there own homes, it's not unfeasible that they'll not bother with a TV, instead choosing Laptops or smartphones.

If the TV Tax can't be forced on them if they don't have a TV, then where is the money going to come from to keep Gary Lineker in cheap clothes and expensive girlfriends. You can't have that you're not entitled to, so you fleece those that you are.

I've 3 kids aged 15-19, all have TV's in their rooms, none use them as so. Two use them as monitors, the third doesn't watch it at all.

This is an interesting read regarding kids TV habits
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/ass...32/Ofcom-childrens-content-review-Publish.pdf
 

ugly

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#69
I know people go to jail for not paying the fine, its in the link :)

90 people were jailed for failing to pay court-issued fines.
More expense for the taxpayer.

They arent that powerless, they are able to get a warrant.
tv licence warrant - Google Search

Although it appear most of them go tits up.
I was reliably informed that they dont get warrants, they can only threaten to get warrants. To get a warrant you need proof or reasonable suspicion. This is why the Cameron Govt planned to have it taken out of criminal court as the taxpayer picked up the tab not the BBC.
To get that warrant you will need to prove a law has been broken or convince a judge that a law has been brken. Serving a warrant under criminal law requires a police presence. This is all cost, something that the police and judiciary dont want which is why they dont.
You can be served a warrant for the utility companies to enter and fit a pre pay meter. This is clear and under civil law due to the small print in your utility suppliers contracts, the BBC and Capita dont have these sorts of contracts and these are unenforceable.
 

ugly

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#70
Although it appear most of them go tits up.
In the main they are unenforceable! Thats why the courts dont issue them. Not heard of a single one here in our county. lots of letters withdrawing implied consent of access though!
 
#71
We've got a TV in the living room and one in the spare bedroom, which is almost never on. We rarely watch the one downstairs and when we do it's usually Netflix or some other channel via the Firestick that's plugged in the back. VERY occasionally I watch BBC News but often it's on the laptop via the website.

I've no idea what programmes are on on a daily basis on any channel. I'd hazard a guess that Eastenders is still on BBC1 and Coronation Street on ITV but on what days of the week, not a Scooby. I've even less idea what other programmes are on offer.

Terrestrial TV is a rapidly dying media IMHO.
 
#72
Speaking as a member of the younger generation no one watches TV. No one just turns it on to flick through channels. Now you watch YouTube or Netflix, if you want to watch a TV show you just get it on catchup. The only show that people watch on TV at the moment is Love Island apart from that nothing else is watched on TV
 
#73
Terrestrial TV is a rapidly dying media IMHO.
As long as we have poor people we will have council TV

I thought Facebook was going to break, when it became known that Jeremy Kyle was getting shitcanned.
 
#74
Speaking as a member of the younger generation no one watches TV. No one just turns it on to flick through channels. Now you watch YouTube or Netflix, if you want to watch a TV show you just get it on catchup. The only show that people watch on TV at the moment is Love Island apart from that nothing else is watched on TV
Tend to agree with that, with one question, (which i can assure you I'm not interested in getting an answer to), "What is Love Island?" I'm guessing it ain't porn, so it's thus not worth watching.
 
#77
Tend to agree with that, with one question, (which i can assure you I'm not interested in getting an answer to), "What is Love Island?" I'm guessing it ain't porn, so it's thus not worth watching.
It’s a “reality” TV show where a bunch of hot young men and women go to a villa to flirt and “find love/fame”. The men are meant to be shaped like Greek gods whilst the girls try to pull their thong as far up their arrse as possible. Only watch it cause it can be funny and better than what’s normally on
 
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