Saturday, 26 November 2011

Pointless? Check! Unwanted? Check! Grandstanding? Check!

Well, it just must be a Green Party initiative, then:
The first blanket 20mph zone will be introduced in a London borough from next week after more than two years of planning.
Hurrah! says everyone! That’ll make a real difference, yes?
But there is confusion between Islington council and the Met about how the new zones will be policed.
Police told councillors that it was too expensive to spend their time on the policy and they would not crack down on motorists if residents complained.
*chuckle*
The zones will in effect be self-policing, using 20mph road signs until the council and Met reach an agreement.
In other words, it’s a pointless ‘feel good’ policy (rather like the ‘Nuclear Free Zones’ that sprang up in Ken Livingstone’s day), designed to appeal to Green Party voters and idiots.

But I repeat myself…

7 comments:

MTG said...

Witless. A Smallpox Free Zone would have involved zero monitoring expense.

Anonymous said...

I believe our Religion of Peace friends recently declared a freedom-free zone in London borough (no disco, said the stickers) and none of that namby-pamby self-policing for them I expect.

Every time they heard a 'Now that's what I call music' compilation album disturbing the placid wailing of a call to prayer they would be in with fists flying, sorting it out.

Thank God we let them all in to enrich our culture.

Anonymous said...

Nearly as useful as those signs that say "Police actively patrol in this area", which are a clear indication they don't.

Or the ones they put on stolen cars "Police Aware", which actually mean "Won't be back for a while so available for spares, help yourselves".

Anonymous said...

This is the start of dropping the speed limit to 4mph.Then the Socialists can employ all the NEETS to walk in front of the cars with red flags.Bingo!Full employment.
Jaded

Ranter said...

Jaded, don't give them ideas. When you say 'socialists' you do mean Cameron and Clegg too don't you? They come out with as much balls as...well...Balls & Co.

ranter said...

Off Topic but has a silly name at the heart of it plus loads of other 'issues' - coming to the UK soon?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066555/Gigantic-baby-Jihad-born-Berlin-Mother-names-Muslim-word-holy-war.html

JuliaM said...

"...and none of that namby-pamby self-policing for them I expect."

Oh, quite!

"Nearly as useful as those signs that say "Police actively patrol in this area", which are a clear indication they don't."

Mmm, like the signs on Securicor vans: 'Police follow this vehicle'. I've never seen one!

"Jaded, don't give them ideas."

Yes, you should know that's not advisable!

"...plus loads of other 'issues' - coming to the UK soon?"

She wouldn't get away with that in France! In fact, she shouldn't have got away with it in Germany either...