The parking ticket scandal, particularly in London, is something I have direct experience of. Three years ago, in Westminster, My motorcycle was ticketed on two consecutive days on private property and only because I happened to carry a digital camera with me and could record the incident, was I able to see the fines, dismissed on appeal. It was of course my word against that of one of the legions of refugees in uniform that now work for the London councils.
The Telegraph reports that town halls across the country are illegally using motorists as a cash cow by flouting government guidelines and turning parking control into a money-making business.
While the biggest problems are in London - where local authorities have been responsible for parking control since 1994 - motorists elsewhere are now starting to face similar treatment and perhaps you recall the incident in Canterbury, two years or so ago when the circus was in town and the surrounding parking was re-zoned overnight, catching out hundreds of people.