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# I have a friend who does work for them
and if they have detected that you own a tv but your name isn't on the register he will make a visit and will earn £30 (i think) for ever license bought on the doorstep and he won't take any bullshit either.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:00, archived)
# I have never
bought a TV license.
TV works fine without one.
Last time I was visited by an inspector blokey was about six years ago.
I pointed out that it is not an offence to not have a TV licence and he should go forth and multiply.
Went back indoors and discovered I'd missed an important bit of Eastenders.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:04, archived)
# Not an offence to not own a TV license
strange bit of Britian you live it as the rest of us are obliged to buy one.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:09, archived)
# It's only an offense
If you have a Telly.
Which is why keeping details of everyone who does not have a licence contavenes teh Data Protection Act.
The assumption being made is that if you do not have a licence you are commiting a criminal act, whereas there are perfectly legitamate reasons for not having a licence.

(And Yes, Coventry is a bit odd.)
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:14, archived)
# But you was watching Eastenders!
and it's only a contravention of Data Protection if you don't own a TV
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:18, archived)
# I know
I just like to tell lies to the TV Licencing people.
(I never paid the Poll Tax either, I wrote to my local council and said that I Had no intention of ever keeping Polecats and didn't see why I should subsidise those who do. They left me alone after that))
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:23, archived)
# Oh well the poll tax was a differnet issue
Just thatcher squeezing the poor folk so that the rich gits it their mansions didn't have to pay as much Rates!
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:25, archived)
# I just begrudge
Handing over my Beer Vouchers for anything that isn't Beer.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2005, 12:29, archived)