As most of you should know (as the majority of us are Brits), if you tune television broadcasts in the UK you must pay £135+ every year to the BBC (British Broadcastng Corporation), even if you don't tune BBC signals. Yes that's right, if I don't even own an aerial, just a satellite dish pointing towards Astra, a service that broadcasts absolutely no BBC transmissions whatsoever, I still have to pay. If I'm blind I still have to pay (though not as much).
Now as it is, I'm at university & can't afford a license, & to tell the truth I'm not that bothered about TV, so I didn't bring one with me. This however is a paradox to the BBC - absolutely all UK residents have to own a TV & watch our programmes, surely? So they stoop to the level of blanketly assuming that everybody in the UK is tuning television, & therefore if they don't have a license they must be breaking the law. They send out droves of letters headed by large red text claiming, in as many words, WARNING YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW, WE'RE SENDING THE HEAVIES TO GET YOU. The solution? "Call this number now to buy a TV license." F**k off I don't have a bloody TV!
Anyway, this is going somewhere. If you don't cough up the cash for a TV License, they will eventually send around their 'inspectors' to check your home for any unlicensed equipment in use. My question is this: in accordance with UK law, do the 'inspectors' actually have any right whatsoever to enter my home, because I'd love to 'politely' tell them to get off my property?