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You need a license to watch TV in UK?!

 
 
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 12:36 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

McGentrix wrote:
The British Government is committing atrocities against innocent people, let's get back on topic please.
Just to make it clear: the Government of the UK is following an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Crown dependencies, btw, are regulated by the United Kingdom's tv licensing authority as well. (All Xrown dependencies have a different legislation to that of the UK and, of course, an own government. Their international status is: "territories for which the United Kingdom is responsible".)


Interesting thing is that the people can make change. Any act of Parliament can be undone by a new act of Parliament. The people need to realize that they are no longer serfs beholden to a lord or lady and that they hold the power, not the house of Lords.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 12:57 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:
Interesting thing is that the people can make change. Any act of Parliament can be undone by a new act of Parliament. The people need to realize that they are no longer serfs beholden to a lord or lady and that they hold the power, not the house of Lords.
Of course Parliament can create a new Act of Parliament or change the already existing
Parliament UK" wrote:
Future changes to the law happen through the passing of another Act or delegated legislation. An Act can also be repealed so that its provisions no longer apply. Parliamentary committees examine UK laws and recommend the removal of out of date legislation.
Source

And of course you can discuss the powers of the upper chamber of the Parliament. But I doubt, you would get a better in the Houses of Parliament than perhaps a decriminalisation of license fee non-payment. (That was narrowly blocked by the Lords a couple of years ago.)
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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 01:16 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:
The people need to realize that they are no longer serfs beholden to a lord or lady
But that's exactly what they are.

Free men have the right to carry arms. The people of Europe are very much serfs.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 01:20 pm
@McGentrix,
We don't need you telling us what to do. The only people who call us serfs are ignorant Americans like you. You're the serfs which is why you've got a shitty healthcare system, lickspittle servility that puts the profits of the uber rich over the welfare of the majority.

Nobody really gives a **** about the licence fee, it's just another bill like road tax or electricity or the council tax. Everyone wants to pay less, but normally when people are shown what the licence provides they're usually quite happy.

You don't like the idea of a news corporation not owned by your rich masters. You hate the idea of impartial, non lickspittle journalism.

That's what this little outburst is all about, you trying to draw attention away from your shitty healthcare system, your schools that are shooting ranges, your president in the pocket of Russia and the 200+ carcinogenic additives you're forced to eat, like serfs.

So we have to pay a TV license, so what, it's far better than the **** you put up with.

Btw, you are a serf. You don't have to be, but you choose to be, and there's nothing more pathetic than that.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 01:33 pm
@izzythepush,
Road Tax? What's a road tax? Is that a fee for owning, I mean borrowing a car from the government?

It never ceases to amaze me how you lash out instead of just looking at a topic and dealing with it. If you are fine with needing permission from the government to watch TV, then that's fine.

Is there a toilet tax? Do you need to get a special permit to drop a deuce in the loo?
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 01:37 pm
@McGentrix,
As I understand it the tv tax pays to produce programming. A sensible ti!e saving alternative to the 20 minutes of awful commercials we get every hour.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 02:17 pm
@McGentrix,
You do the we pay a road tax too whether we drove or not. Government builds the roads and keeps them up the costs are just folded in with tax bills rather than specifically broken out as in the UK.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 02:17 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:
Road Tax? What's a road tax? Is that a fee for owning, I mean borrowing a car from the government?
You call it in the USA "registration fee".

I pay a fee for the registration of my car, too, a couple of Euros ... and then I drive my car as long is I want or the car is able to run. But the road is paid annually.

(In all Germany we have the road tax since 1906, some German countries had had since cars were invented. Before it was a tax on horse driven coaches. Before that - since early medieval times, at least 12th century - it was a road tax varying on goods, persons etc, before that, the Saxons and Romans did the same.)
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 02:29 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:

As I understand it the tv tax pays to produce programming.

Thanks Captain Obvious! I appreciate you adding to the conversation.

MontereyJack wrote:
A sensible ti!e saving alternative to the 20 minutes of awful commercials we get every hour.


Is it though? What's on tonight? Lets look at Prime Time for a peak

BBC2 is showing Roots... Seriously?
ITVHD London has Jackpot247... every hour of every day... gawd that's boring.
Channel 4 has Travel Man: followed by The Great Songwriters followed by a movie...
Channel 5 has SuperCasino... more game show?
ITV2 has good UK comedy gold... American Dad, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Bordertown and the Pirhana! The 2010 film... made in America also.
London Live has a film from 1996 about soccer hooligans or some nonsense
BBC Four has Top of the Pops, followed by Mark Kermode's the handma...zzzzzz...zzzzzz
ITV3 has that great English comedy Death Become's her from 92, oh, wait, that was an American film.
Pick is showing Border Security: America's Front Line followed by Brit Cops: Law & Disorder: Bomb Scare

Gawd the rest is just as awful. People pay for this?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 02:39 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:
People pay for this?
No.

Besides that's not the actual program of today's "Prime Time", besides that, the UK licence fee is not paid at all for all of such. (Hint: "Royal Charter for the BBC")
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 02:45 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

McGentrix wrote:
People pay for this?
No.

Besides that's not the actual program of today's "Prime Time", besides that, the UK licence fee is not paid at all for all of such. (Hint: "Royal Charter for the BBC")


Tell these guys: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/tv-guide/
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 03:11 pm
@McGentrix,
I don't think that the Daily Telegraph tv schedule says anything about the tv fee.
Besides that: do you remember that the actual time NOW in the UK is different to yours???

izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 03:39 pm
@McGentrix,
If you're fine with dying from a preventative disease so some health executive can get richer that's fine.

Road tax pays for roads that's why our infrastructure isn't crumbling and why we don't pay for **** like turnpikes.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 03:42 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

Is there a toilet tax? Do you need to get a special permit to drop a deuce in the loo?


You don't need permission to swallow it. You just go right ahead.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 03:45 pm
@McGentrix,
The Torygraph, right wing **** with an a vested interest in keeping news a rich white man only club.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 04:55 pm
@McGentrix,
Your focus on paying taxes as opposed to the services they provide shows how much you do the rich man's bidding. They're the ones wanting you to think about taxes because they're the ones who benefit, not you. They pay **** all in taxes so you can pay through the nose for healthcare and the right to eat carcinogens.

You're 'outrage' at our licence fee is slave's thinking and because you're so brainwashed into thinking about cost and nothing else you can't even see it for what it is.

You're not even allowed to think free thoughts.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 11:03 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

I don't think that the Daily Telegraph tv schedule says anything about the tv fee.
Besides that: do you remember that the actual time NOW in the UK is different to yours???




You know how a TV guide works, right? Walter? You go to the daym then pick the time and then see what's playing at that time. So, if I look at today at 8pm, it shows me what is on those channels at 8pm. Not my time zone or your time zone.

You know how time zone's work, obviously. But I am not sure you understand how TV Guide works.

And seriously, what implication could I have possibly made that would correlate a TV Schedule with a fee? Do you need to go back and work on your English more?
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 11:05 pm
I'm assuming that Izzy is having a hizzyfit about me and America? Pity he can't discuss a topic. It's like he just isn't wired that way.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 20 Dec, 2018 11:45 pm
@McGentrix,
I scanned through the various tv-channels I get here and got a different programs ... as I did, when looking at the programs in your link.

But the UK tv license fee has nothing to do with programs of the various private tv broadcasters - same here in Germany, btw.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 01:02 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

I scanned through the various tv-channels I get here and got a different programs ... as I did, when looking at the programs in your link.


Serious question Walter. Are you on drugs? Do you smoke a lot of weed and then post here?

Walter Hinteler wrote:
But the UK tv license fee has nothing to do with programs of the various private tv broadcasters - same here in Germany, btw.


Tell that to Jack.

MontereyJack wrote:

As I understand it the tv tax pays to produce programming. A sensible ti!e saving alternative to the 20 minutes of awful commercials we get every hour.


 

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