BBC – National Treasure To Police State Thugs

Yesterday I blogged about the BBC and the nasty, evil suveillance tactics those radib Stalinists are using to track down licence dodger. Now British people will know the Television Licence has become the most pernicious and hated tax levied since Wat Tyler and his lads were forced to take up pitchforks and cudgels and march on London in protest at the poll tax. The switch from being a well loved national treasure happened since the BBC ceased to be a publicly funded television channel whose Royal Charter insisted it be politically impartial and instead became a branch of the Labour Party public relations office.

Apart from a few deluded lefties who would support the internment in gulags mental hospitals of anyone who disagrees with the cultural Marxism agenda and who try to insist the BBC is run by the Conservative Party (left wing paranoia is almost as funny as left wing out-of-touch-with-realityism),everyone knew the BBC had been using police state tactics of lying, threats and imposing draconian punishments on licence dodgers for years. I covered the big lie of the Television Detector Vans and their ‘secret technology’ yesterday.

Serendiptitiously the topic came up in a comment thread on an entirely unrelated article this morning. I have posted an extract from the comments covering the relevant points below, You can see the original article here:

The problem with Owen Jones…

BRETBART COMMENT THREAD:

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Axiom • 4 hours ago

I don’t really know who this Jones his, but if he is famous for appearing on the BBC’s political programmes I wouldn’t. I stopped watching any BBC political programme as the bias is so great to the left I burst a blood vessel in frustration. The sooner the BBC licence fee is scrapped the better.

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Will Axiom • 4 hours ago

BBC Licence fee you say? What’s that?
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Ripsnorter Will • 2 hours ago

Come here, Will my lad, make yourself comfortable on great granddad’s knee, don’t worry, we’ll leave the door open so great grandnan can still see us, and I’ll tell you about something from long, long, long ago when I was your age, it was called the BBC Licence Fee…
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Will Ripsnorter • 2 hours ago

Grandad, did they really have magic vans that could pinpoint your location and determine whether or not you were watching telly?
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Catweazle666 Will • an hour ago

“Grandad, did they really have magic vans…”

No.

They had dummy vans with false aerials on the roof that they used to con the credulous, and when they finally managed to obtain some that could pick up the scan frequency of the CRT coils they were not particularly accurate and arrived just in time to be thwarted by the new flat panel TVs which didn’t have CRTs.
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Only an authority loving, bourgeois middle class leftie could be unaware that the BBC admitted some time back they had been lying about the detector vans and the ‘secret technology’ was a bloke with a clipboard, a biro and a database report printout.

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