Monday, 30 March 2015

# 348 - WAR - Update on my TV licence - Part One.

In 2006 I stopped paying my TV licence due to their bias reporting which I had been monitoring and complaining about for  around 15 years. After the usual letters I received a visit from an inspector who I let in because he said if I didn't he would get a Search Warrant. As he had come a long way I let him in and offered him a cup of tea and he was able to see my TV but I didn't answer any of his questions and off he went.

 I was finally taken to court in 2007 for not paying my TV licence and was given a conditional discharge and asked to pay £60 towards the court costs.

After the court case I received the usual letter from TV licencing and replied that I had already been taken to court and given a conditional discharge and would continued to not pay my TV licence as the BBC was still bias finally adding I would file all future correspondence from them on this matter as harassment.

I then moved house in 2008 and in 2011 received a visit from a TV licence inspector who I didn't let in. After the usual letter, which I informed them I would file as evidence of their harassment, I heard no more.

In 2014 a Daily Mail reporter, who was considering writing an article on BBC bias, with my permission, contacted TV licencing  and was told I didn't need a licence as I was a business. Where this came from I have no idea but that is what he was told.

Then two weeks ago, out of the blue, I had another visit form TV licencing, who I didn't let in and have now received a follow up letter asking to see my TV licence or quote:-

 " The legislation authorises an application to be made to a Magistrate' Court for a 'Search Warrant' to enter and search your premises."

Apparently to my knowledge nobody, who refuses to pay their TV licence because of the BBC's bias, has ever had their home Searched as a result of a Search Warrant being issued.

I am now awaiting developments and if necessary will go to court again - I'll keep you posted on what happens.


# 347 - WAR - MP report confirms BBC bias.

On March the 25th The European Scrutiny Committee says the BBC does not give enough airtime to those who believe Britain should leave the EU or that there should be a referendum on membership.

Director General Lord Hall, who earns £450,000 a year of licence fee payers' money, only agreed to attend the committee when he was issues a 'formal summons'.

The findings of this committee will come as no surprise to follows of this blog and is why I still don't pay my TV licence.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

# 346 - WAR - BBC’s climate change stance in brazen defiance of the law.

This is why I don't pay my TV licence as if the BBC can break the law then so can I.

Christopher Booker in the Sunday Telegraph today.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

# 345 - WAR - 'The Great European Disaster Movie'

On Sunday night BBC4 screened a 75 - minute film presenting an apocalyptic vision of what would happen if the EU broke apart and warned that it would have 'catastrophic consequences for all of us.'

As I've mentioned before the BBC gets soft loans from the EU which I read recently stands at around £22 million and so is NOT impartial in matters EU which of course this film proved.

Bias is institutional at the BBC.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

# 344 WAR - Arrogance of the BBC.

Lord Dobbs, author of 'House of Cards' that was turned into the TV series for the BBC, has accused the BBC of organisational and intellectual arrogance and said it has sometimes ' seemed more like a private fiefdom than a public service.'

He went on ' there is a real danger of the BBC being brought low by a hundred headlines, a thousand unnecessary taxi rides and millions that have been spent on redundancies and failures.'

He also accused the BBC, during the Royal Television Society's Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, of left-wing bias in some of its reporting.

IMO the BBC is bias in not some but most of it's reporting which I why I still don't pay my TV licence.