There is no law which can force you to pay a TV License to RTE or the BBC!
THAT IS A FACT!
The TV License is a CONTRACT.
CONTRACTS must be agreed between two or more parties.
In the case of the TV License the government demands the money from you through the issuance of a contract which they never tell you is a contract. In other words, they act with deceit. Nothing new there then!
However, they can only make that demand if you agree to their terms and conditions by engaging in the contract agreement with them by filling in your details on their contract form. And guess what…. YOU DON’T HAVE TO!
If you do contract then you have to pay, because you’ve agreed to pay.
However, there is a simple way to avoid this deceitful trap conveniently posted through your letterbox.
If you are a new occupier of a property, you’ll get a letter through the door from the TV Licensing authority in whatever jurisdiction you’re in, either from the BBC or RTE addressed to the ‘Legal Occupier’ or equivalent in Ireland.
The way to deal with this is, firstly, not to open the letter and to simply stick a label over the address panel stating in nice bold letters:
NO CONTRACT – RETURN TO SENDER
I DO NOT RECOGNISE YOU.
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR INTENT.
IT IS NOT MY WILL OR WISH TO CONTRACT.
I DO NOT HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY WITH YOU.
NO ASSURED VALUE NO LIABILITY.
RETURN TO SENDER.
You then put it in a post box and it will be returned to them. This will result in further letters, in my case 3, which you simply treat in exactly the same manner, returning them without opening them. I have done this and have now gone full circle whereby I have just received the same style of letter as the first one I received. This seems to follow a 6 month cycle which is the standard letting term here. I guess they’re hoping that a new tennent has now moved in to this address whom they can now attempt to deceive.
If you already have a TV License it will lapse on the anniversary of your previous year’s payment. Regardless of whether your name is on the envelope, you treat it in exactly the same way as above as the TV License is an annual contract.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE!
You have no obligation or liability to pay any fee to the BBC or RTE unless you contract with them.
This is just a small piece of the puzzle in terms of fees and fines the state deceives the public into believing they are liable for. Others include parking fines, speeding fines, non-payment of business rates and other such victimless ‘crimes’ which contravene Common Law.
Under Common Law, the prevailing law of the land in Britain and Ireland, there must be a victim.
In this age of ‘AUSTERITY’, where we’re being told we must cut back on our own essential needs and wants, let me suggest that if the state wants ‘AUSTERITY’, that we give the state ‘AUSTERITY’ on our terms in ways which we can affect them without breaking the law.
Non-payment of the TV License is one such method which all of us should use to keep a little more of our own money for the welfare of our own families instead of feeding fat cat parasitic ‘stars’ and the executives of RTE and the BBC!