“You Can Expect a Visit Soon,” Warn Thugs Hired by the BBC
by Greum Maol Stevenson
Yesterday I received the above letter. It is one of at least a dozen I have received in the last three years. These letters are always addressed to “The Legal Occupier,” which I find overly familiar. Only my closest friends call me “The Legal Occupier.”
Here is an earlier one:
There are two things it did not mention, despite its bullying, threatening tone:
1) The threat of “a visit” means nothing, because they have no right to enter your premises without a warrant or an invitation.
2) They will not have a warrant, because they are not police. They are not even the BBC; they are a private company hired by the BBC to intimidate people.
Several times, after receiving such letters, I have written to them: “You are not welcome to visit, and have no legal right to insist on doing so. If you do, I will file a lawsuit for trespass, both against you as a private company and your client the BBC.” They do not visit, but the letters keep coming.
What I find the most obnoxious about these form letters is that they are obviously aimed at scaring vulnerable people — elderly, immigrants, anyone who may not know their legal rights — and is one more reason to boycott the BBC, or refuse to pay for its programmes.