Monday, January 23, 2006

Rough Justice in Whales

One hundred million people worldwide watched the attempt to rescue the Thames whale on TV and an equal number of traffic wardens descended on the cars and vans of the British Diver Rescue team at Westminster Bridge, while they were in the water doing their job.

“Look mate, I don’t care if your’e rescuing a whale or a haddock come that, your meter has expired and that’s that!”

The group's chairman, Alan Knight, lamented: "It upsets me a bit that we are facing over £300 worth of bills. I guess they have got a job to do. However, all of our cars have 'marine ambulance' on the side or 'marine medics'... and I would have hoped they would have given us the benefit of the doubt."

No chance. The rescuers now face a £5k bill for their failed operation. I wonder if they paid their congestion charge, if not Capita may yet set the bailiffs on them.

You might have thought that the Ken the Mayor would have let them off! No votes in whales though.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope the group touch up the RSPCA for a contribution! Another sad reflection on how miserable we have become in this country under Blair's governance.

Anonymous said...

anon again!

There was an evil bunch of swine who tried to run a foreign country once. It was Germany, the Leader of the Bunch was Adolf Hitler...
Persecuting good people was one of their hobbies. They didn't last too long, but unfortunately, they did harmful damage before they were got rid of. Very similar to what is happening in our Capitol recently.... I cannot remember Britain ever being this bad before, it seems to be rotting from its core... the government, and spreading like Bird Flu (which is relatively harmless when compared to that lot). Disgusting ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR at its worst!

Anonymous said...

Traffic wardens are not my favourite people as well, BUT they were not to know who's cars they belong to and before the hang-em and flog-em brigade sound off again the fines have been squashed by Westminster City Council

Steve Kilbee

Anonymous said...

anon again!

Glad to learn the fines have been quashed by WCC...
Funny, England seems to be full of "do gooders" and "do badders". There doesn't seem to be a happy medium.
Take the "WRONG Parkers" along the sea front at Margate, any day or night... that is ANTI SOCIAL. They know it's wrong to Park there, but they do it, blatantly ignoring the LAW. These vehicles NEED impounding a couple of times, so that the the idiots get the message! Paking tickets, obviously aren't giving a strong enough deterrent message out.
Hang them and flog them Brigade? Certainly, if they break the Law! Not pussy them up and molly coddle them. It used to be, that if a person broke the Law, they could expect punishment to fit that crime.... now, the whole system seems so lax of any threat...criminals do what they want, when they want... An ideal society? I rather think not.

Anonymous said...

What tickets on cars in Marine Terrace? If TDC wardens did their jobs along that beat I'd be happy to see them.