Thursday, 28 March 2013
There’s a very simple reason that you should never ever talk to Capita BBC TV Licensing under any circumstances. Because the only thing they are interested in hearing is evidence. Evidence that, in all probability, will be used to prosecute you. Or, at the very least, to persecute you – usually in your own home.
It never fails to fascinate TV Licensing Watch how people react when they are visited at home, that they are somehow obliged to talk to Capita TV Licensing when visited by them at home. The BBC state that people are under no such obligation but of course door to door Capita TV Licensing operatives do not mention that. It is not in any of their interests to do so. There is no statute anywhere, not one single piece of legislation in existence that states that people have to speak to Capita TV Licensing when spoken to. But so many people do. People from all walks of life, the innocent and guilty alike, seem to enjoy nothing more than wittering and twittering on nineteen-to-the-dozen as if Capita TV Licensing had police powers. A benign army of sympathetic agony aunts, a big sponge filled lughole to confide in.
They are not. Capita TV Licensing are contracted by the BBC to do one of two things. Sell BBC broadcast receiving licences or prosecute people. Preferably the latter in terms of licence revenue maximisation and uncapped commission payments and if their lord and master the BBC decide you are worth branding with the prosecution iron.
The main point to note is, that not talking to Capita TV Licensing does not start the moment they have dragged your sorry arse from the comfortable armchair to interview you at the door. It starts from the very moment they send their first threatogram or threatocard to you.
It seems counter-intuitive. After all, when Capita TV Licensing arrive, they almost certainly have little idea what the true situation is in your home and need to establish the facts they want to record as quickly as possible. The facts being, who to flog a broadcast receiving licence to and who to stitch up with an interview under caution. Without gullible householders like you to assist them, singing like canaries, they might end up leaving empty handed. Something that Capita TV Licensing are just not willing to do. No, they like it nice and easy. They want something, anything, everything handed to them on a platter. It does not matter who the victim is or how truthful they are, Capita TV Licensing are only interested in what they perceive to be law. Regardless of how trivial or unfair that may seem to householders they choose to stitch up and prosecute. It is how Capita TV Licensing think they ought to think. If you do not think that is true, that is because you haven’t been on the receiving end of Capita TV Licensing door to door visiting parties’ slavering obedience to their sales and prosecution targets, uncapped commission payments and bank balances. Yet.
If you have never been prosecuted but have ever spoken to Capita TV Licensing, it is a fair bet in all probability it’s been for one of two things. To buy a BBC broadcast receiving licence and/or gifting evidence against yourself at the door (“Yes, I’m watching/recording live tv unlicensed it’s my spouse’s fault”). If neither of them led to your being prosecuted at the time, is something that you should congratulate yourself on. However, you need to start paying more attention to the realities of the United Kingdom we currently live in. Right now, Capita TV Licensing and the BBC are feeling at an all time low. Due to all the “right on” politics that have polluted their respective procedures and output, morale is on the floor and Capita TV Licensing door to door operatives are seething at having drawn what they believe to be the short straw. Typically they have no one to blame but themselves for their atrocious choice of job. Nor do they blame the simpering, whimpering jellyfish they call the upper management at the BBC and Capita. Not aloud anyway. They wouldn’t dare to. No. Instead they blame householders, people who are lawfully unlicensed and do not want to fund the BBC. Nasty, awkward, thankless, feckless, cowardly householders like you. Good for nothing sheeple not doing enough to force the government to scrap the BBC Royal Charter and the BBC tv licence. They cannot be seen to punish their higher chain of command so they will most certainly punish downwards. At us, ordinary, well adjusted, law abiding householders. So, if that means bullying lawfully licence free householders more; if that means dragging householders into court for being lawfully licence free, not wanting to fund the BBC, or just plain old talking back and videoing them, then that’s what they will do regardless of how vulnerable people are. The more vulnerable the better and easier it is for them.
Which is where what you say as a householder being spoken to by them comes in. Because with the ever increasing amount of legislation that is brought in against householders, it is increasingly easier to find yourself stitched up under an interview under caution. With Capita TV Licensing and the BBC being more petty and vindictive than before, they are less willing to apply any sense of fairness or common sense. And with the BBC and Capita TV Licensing only interested in lots of easy licence fee revenue, uncapped commission payments and prosecuting cases that are easy (That will be you by the way) then Capita TV Licensing door to door operatives are always on the lookout for something, anything that will justify keeping their jobs. That means stuff that makes them, Capita BBC TV Licensing and the BBC money at your expense; licence sales, confessions and prosecutions. Does not matter whether evidence is factually accurate or not. Who gives a shit? For them all crime is financially relative even when there’s been no crime.
The fact is, if Capita TV Licensing visit you at home, watching/recording live or not, innocent or guilty, do not talk to them except to tell them you are not obliged to talk to them. At best, ask them what evidence they have that you are breaking the law. You will almost certainly get a non-committal answer as they try to probe you with more questions so they can find an excuse to interview you under caution, stitch you up and prosecute you. Do not answer any of those questions. You have no reason to. You do not have any legal representative standing there to advise you, contrary to what Capita TV Licensing and the BBC and contrary to the absolute rubbish that is recited as a caution your silence can never be used against you.
TV Licensing Watch will guarantee what comes out of your open mouth will. Their version of it and magistrates courts will believe every single word of it . . . unquestioningly. BBC TV Licensing Court Training sessions held on behalf of the BBC at courts in the UK see to that.
Do not ever kid yourself that Capita TV Licensing are there to help you or see it from your point of view. Do not kid yourself that they will apply any common sense or fairness to your situation. Do not kid yourself that they will ever overlook any minor oversight of yours or take pity on you.
Capita TV Licensing are there to serve and protect only two things . . . Capita TV Licensing and BBC revenues.
So remember, never ever talk to Capita TV Licensing – now more than ever, whilst they are at their most petty and vindictive. Nobody who has ever been prosecuted with anything to do with the BBC and its broadcast receiving licence scam, fairly or unfairly, innocent or guilty has ever received a summons and stood in the dock and thought: “Oh dear, oh dear, if only I’d talked to Capita TV Licensing more.” when the TVL178 Record of Interview self-incrimination form is produced.
There’s ‘adverse inference’ of course, which is basically the courts way of getting you to confess ahead of time so they can get you sentenced far quicker and leave for an early lunch. The general rule with adverse inference is to cross that bridge when you come to it. There are plenty of reasons why somebody would legitimately choose not to talk to Capita TV Licensing. Seemingly from the available evidence, the ‘fear of incriminating oneself’ is clearly not one of them, unlike people in America. However, if you have said nothing, then it gives Capita TV Licensing a lot less to stitch you up with, so you would probably never be prosecuted anyway. So never mind, when was the last time you read or heard a news report where a magistrate or district judge stated in court:-
“Your defence has completely proven that you did not do what Capita TV Licensing say you did. However, because you knew your rights and you said nothing when Capita TV Licensing asked you, I’m fining you the maximum permitted fine for the alleged offence.”
Despite their existence on paper, there seems to be a diminishing number of rights being honoured these days. "You have the right to remain silent . . . " When offered that right, people may as well exercise it as not. After all, if Capita TV Licensing have evidence against a householder to bring a prosecution they do not need a householder to offer them the gift of confession by talking to them so that it can be produced in court against the householder.
The value of domestic cctv surveillance and handheld video camera can prove invaluable in gathering evidence of the serial abuses and misdemeanours perpetrated by employees of Capita Business Services under cover of the BBC TV Licensing™ contract. TV Licensing Watch advise anybody who has the misfortune to have face to face dealings with Capita Business Services TV Licensing™ to make an audio-visual record of those dealings in their entirety covertly or overtly with cctv and handheld video cameras.
For people who have not exercised their right to remain silent, TV Licensing Watch advise anybody who has had the misfortune to have face to face dealings with Capita Business Services TV Licensing™ and have received a summons as a consequence to contact a licensed law practitioner if: there is the slightest discrepancy between the actual situation regarding viewing habits and/or what actually happened during the interview compared with what has been written on the TVL178 Record of Interview form.