New video footage has emerged of a bald-headed TV Licensing goon peddling his immoral wares around the streets of Newry, Northern Ireland.
The video, which was first shared by the Active Resistance to the TV Licence Facebook group, shows the goon conducting enquiries at a legally-licence-free property. The cocky goon says "I was waiting for that, so I was" when the occupier returned to the door with camera in hand.
The goon, who drives a silver Rover 75 saloon (registration SV06 GBO), then tried to deflect the possibility of the video being published by reading out the occupier's name and address to the camera. He also threatened the occupier with the police if the footage was published on the web. Quite what he thinks the police are going to do remains a mystery. It is perfectly legal for anyone to film anyone else in a public place and they do not require that person's permission or approval. The video, which was filmed on the public street, clearly shows the neutrality of the encounter - no raised voices, threats or aggression whatsoever.
Maybe he can try and set the police up with a TV licence, so he hasn't totally wasted their time?!
Filming goons is fun, but there is a risk that TV Licensing will heighten its interest in the property in question. For that reason we suggest ignoring TV Licensing is a slightly safer option, unless someone is actively seeking confrontation.