Cameras and cabs

I follow this cobbie’s blog because… I’m from East London. I forward the Saturday Twitter snippets to hubby – from North London, but he doesn’t do blogs. I don’t often reblog, but this one strikes a loud chord that needs to reverberate further.
And yes, I am of the opinion that cameras are no threat if you’re not doing anything wrong. Britain is not Russia.


It saddens me that in today’s society if we drive into a bus lane a camera records us and we get a fine. Put two wheels in a yellow box and a camera records us and we get a fine. Do a u-turn where we’re not supposed to, recorded and fined. Stay too long in a car park, recorded and fined. Drop passengers off in the wrong place, recorded and fined. Yet a youngster gets stabbed to death in a park and there is an appeal for eyewitnesses and dashcam video because there is no money to be made in monitoring the places where our children socialise. I know it is not financially viable to have cameras everywhere, but it is possible, and that is the sad part.

View original post

Off Air

Our fibre optic cables were taken down at the weekend by a cherry-picker with its cradle raised. Those hanging cables are ours So I'm typing this (with too-long fingernails) on a 16 x 7cm phone screen, although my usual preferred keyboard is a full-size plug-in with number pad. I hope to post it via a … Continue reading Off Air