As we mentioned last week, TV Licensing goons are desperately scouring the Isle of Man for that elusive "Code 8" needed to bump up their commission payment.
YouTube user manxharrymonk, a loyal supporter of the legally-licence-free cause, had the mispleasure of a TV Licensing goon visiting his home (alternative link, as Crapita has already blubbed to YouTube) earlier today. In common with last year he was able to capture the entire visit on camera.
TV Licensing goon David Gemmell, in common with a lot of his commission-hungry Crapita peers, allowed the deceit to roll from his tongue as he attempted to tout his immoral wares.
The conversation went as follows:
Gemmell: I'm actually looking for the occupier.
Occupier: Who are you?
Gemmell: I'm actually calling from TV Licensing.
Occupier: Can I see your ID please?
Gemmell: You certainly can. Here you. [Briefly flashes ID card]
Occupier: Is this the first time you've been caught on camera?
Gemmell: No. No. I've actually been videoed several times (inaudible).
Gemmell: With regard to filming me though: You don't have my permission to put it on YouTube or Facebook or anything like that.
Occupier: I don't need your permission pal.
Gemmell: If it's a video likeness of myself then you do need my permission.
Occupier: No I don't.
Gemmell: So the reason for the visit is obviously that there's no licence at the address.
Occupier: Oh, isn't there?
Gemmell: So that's the reason for the call. Do you use a TV at the premises?
Gemmell: Obviously that's a part of my investigation, to find out if you use a TV at the premises.
Occupier: It's none of your business pal.
Gemmell: That's fine, but obviously if you don't want to answer then that's up to yourself but obviously I (need) it for my visit.
Occupier: I don't have to answer.
Gemmell: Right, okay that's fine then. Cheers. Thank you. [Turns to walk away]
Occupier: Don't forget fella. Put this on your database as well. [Slams door]
The TV Licensing Visiting Procedures, which Gemmell should be fully conversant with, make it quite clear that the occupier of any property is within their legal rights to film any TV Licensing goon that calls.
We encourage anyone visited by a TV Licensing goon to film the encounter in full.
TV Licensing goons tell lies. The camera generally doesn't.
Stay tuned for further updates from the Island!