As we all know Nanny's rules and regulations are very expensive for her to implement, monitor and enforce. As such, she has to make ever increasing demands on her subjects (us) by way of increased taxes.
Unfortunately, even the current tax take is not enough to satisfy Nanny's insatiable demand for cash. Therefore she has to resort to illegal and underhand means to find new sources of revenue.
Nasser Khan was on the receiving end of one of Nanny's scams the other day. He had parked his car on a space between some yellow lines, on Chapel Street Salford, and was shocked shocked when he returned to his car to find that he had a parking ticket.
Given that he had parked on a gap between the yellow (no parking) lines, how could this be possible?
Nanny had the lines pained UNDERNEATH his car whilst he was away.
You see how easy it is folks?
All Nanny has to do is to change the rules, to fit her needs, as she goes along.
No wonder the people of Britain have utter contempt for the government and local councils.
Once the lackeys of Nanny's local council had painted the yellow lines underneath Mr Khan's car, Nanny's tax collector on legs (a traffic warden) gave him a ticket.
Mr Khan said:
"It was just a feeling of disbelief and amazement.
I thought it was a joke.
I am going to write a letter and tell them what I think."
Mr Khan also noted that the machinery used to mark the line had melted part of his tyres, costing him £550 for a new set and over £40 on a taxi to and from his home in Rochdale to work the next day.
A council lackey said:
"It looks like contractors acting for United Utilities
have been creative in completing this job as promptly as they could.
The driver concerned needs to write to us explaining the circumstances,
and we will look into it.
Clearly, if the account is accurate,
then we could not be legally able to enforce this ticket."
Can you hear the tone in this lackey's voice?
They are not sorry that the lines were painted, and a ticket falsely issued, but they are sorry that they can't "legally" enforce the fine!
That speaks volumes about their attitude towards us and the law.
Tell me, does anyone trust or respect local councils anymore?