A video has appeared on YouTube, which illustrates nicely the TV Licensing mentality that everyone must need a TV licence.
The occupier, obviously quite a switched on chap, films his doorstep exchange with the uninvited TV Licensing visitor. Despite being filmed, and contrary to TV Licensing Visiting Procedures, the goon decides to try his luck with the completely unfounded assertion: "You need a TV licence because you have a TV installed in the property".
When pushed a little bit further TV Licensing man explains the logic behind his statement: "You have a satellite dish". Classic TV Licensing bullshit at its finest, because the BBC has even admitted that the presence of a satellite dish proves diddly squat.
TV Licensing man, no doubt concerned by this stage that his commission is slipping from grasp, concludes the doorstep encounter with TV Licensing's all time favourite porky: "Okay then, we'll come back with a search warrant". Again, TV Licensing policies strictly forbid their miscreant salesmen from uttering those words.
By this stage TV Licensing man's nose was growing longer by the second as the lies just kept tumbling from his mouth. Other fabricated gems include "I'm not a salesman" and "I don't get commission". Both of these are completely dishonest statements because we know, without question, that Capita openly advertise for TV Licensing sales officers and give them bonus payments for every licence sold or collar felt.
All complete and utter bullshit, the lot of it. This TV Licensing pondlife has no evidence at all that any offence is being committed at that property, which is illustrated by his eagerness to get inside and double check. He also has no idea at all who he is actually speaking to, which is why he tries to extract the occupier's name on several occasions.
Remember: A licence is only required if you use equipment to watch or record live TV programmes. You do not need to prove your no-TV status to TV Licensing, however much they pretend otherwise. You are under no legal obligation to communicate or co-operate with TV Licensing in any way at all. Simply ignore them and close the door.
The video is reproduced below for educational purposes. I have taken the liberty of downloading a copy, because Capita go into web censorship mode the moment one of their employees begins to look like a wanker on YouTube.