It was on channel 5 D1, you should be able to watch it now on plus one.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner--
Oh you couldn't make this up.
Thats made my year let alone my day.
Old Phillipa's face you've made me late for a meeting.
Justice all round if you think about it.
I've no time for debt collectors/bailiffs not that I've had any dealings with them but it was a great Keystone cops sketch.
As OC said how quick the parking bod turned up and where are they when you need 'em?
They were serving a writ issued by a high court judge and requires no notice until they turn up and can take goods if you don't pay that's why they clamped the mayors car but it was on finance.
They can also work out an agreed payment plan and can list items that cannot be sold until the debt is settled.
I worked for 2 years with High Court Writs.
As I recall the Mayoral limmo was purchased on a leasing agreement in September 2008, that is 9 years we have being paying for this vehicle which makes me wonder just what this vehicle has cost the taxpayer.
At the time an S350 diesel was £52k to buy, I also wonder why the mayor of a London borough is driving around in a German built Mercedes and not a British built Jaguar, which incidentally, model for model would have been £12k cheaper.
As I recall a local removal company was involved with a leasing agreement for some Mercedes Sprinter self drive box vans.
I also believe the S350 diesel is one of the most polluting diesel engines Mercedes make at 155gm/km which puts it in the £500 a year road tax bracket.
We haven't inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.
Yes a wonderful advert for our patriotic Tory mayor driving around in Merc's and Volvo's.
But lets face it our motor industry eroded along with others thanks to Thatchers dogma of not streamlining unprofitable industries but wrecking them completely.
40 odd years ago nearly all public services used British made vehicles but now.
Well departure from the EU and a weaker pound will make imports more expensive so perhaps central and local government will start to purchase British made vehicles again.