October 15th, 2013

Westminster Council Ticket Hillary Clinton’s Motorcade

Proof that a Westminster parking warden will try and ticket literally anyone. Even Hillary Clinton. 

Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster City Council cabinet member for business, told the Mail:

‘Despite our traffic marshal being questioned by the secret service for just doing his job, he was in the right. The former US Secretary of State was parked for nearly 45 minutes without paying. I’m sure she will understand that we have to be fair to everyone, regardless of their status on the world stage.”

Presumably it will go on the pile along with the £7.2m the US Embassy owes for parking fines and missed congestion charge payments.


119 Comments

  1. 1
    Parking Patawayo says:

    Jobsworths ticket JobWant

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    • 3
      Mong Watch says:

      Let’s face it That Parking Warden is a Mong.

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    • 11
      Popeye says:

      I disagree, he made his point. Why should these Yank Democrats with dodgy husbands have free parking?

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    • 12
      Barnehurst Bob says:

      Cllr Daniel Astaire is an idiot. The cars will have diplomatic plates, american plates or something that gives them immunity. Either that or they’ll just ignore the council, lucky sods. The ticket nazi will get his quota for the day. Danny boy gets his moment in the lime light talking shite. We get to pay for the processing of a ticket going nowhere. To top it all what will our guests remember about their visit to London? Everyone they met from Westminster Council was a complete bell end. Brilliant, just brilliant.

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      • 21
        Aechmophorus says:

        The cars don’t have diplomatic or American plates. The nationality of diplomatic plates is recognisable by the first three numbers (e.g. 123 D 414 is Bulgarian) and the Americans don’t want to go around proclaiming their nationality in case the Peaceful People should attack them.

        Other embassies enjoy the privileges of D plates for their principal cars, but owners of non-D cars are expected to pay parking fines, and mostly do. The Americans simply ignore the fines for all their numerous staff’s cars, which is why the total owed is so high.

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        • 39

          90% of fines in the UK are just hidden taxation. Oxford City Council alone takes £50m a year with ticket wardens on bikes darting around issuing for the slightest infraction of yellow lines painted in places where no traffic hazard exists for parking. I don’t pay this sort of fine either but I do write to them and tell them where to find me, not that I collect many of these tickets. Unbelievably, no one has written to me trying to collect the money. It is all a charade.

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          • oolɐɯɐllɐʍ ɟo ʎʇısɹǝʌıun 'ʇdǝp ʎɥdosolıɥd 'ʇuɐpuǝʇʇɐ dıp-dǝǝɥs says:

            ˙ɥʇɹɐǝ ǝɥʇ ɟo spuǝ ǝɥʇ oʇ sɹǝpuǝɟɟo ʎʇʇǝd ƃuınsɹnd uı ǝʌǝılǝq ǝʍ ‘ǝɹǝɥ uʍop
            ˙pɹɐʇsɐq ǝıɯɯod noʎ ‘ɹǝpun uʍop uo ʇı ƃuıʎɹʇ oƃ ʇ,uop

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          • oolɐɯɐllɐʍ ɟo ʎʇısɹǝʌıun ‘ʇdǝp ʎɥdosolıɥd ‘ʇuɐpuǝʇʇɐ dıp-dǝǝɥs says:
            October 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm
            ˙ɥʇɹɐǝ ǝɥʇ ɟo spuǝ ǝɥʇ oʇ sɹǝpuǝɟɟo ʎʇʇǝd ƃuınsɹnd uı ǝʌǝılǝq ǝʍ ‘ǝɹǝɥ uʍop
            ˙pɹɐʇsɐq ǝıɯɯod noʎ ‘ɹǝpun uʍop uo ʇı ƃuıʎɹʇ oƃ ʇ,uop

            Good Lord!

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          • oolɐɯɐllɐʍ ɟo ʎʇısɹǝʌıun 'ʇdǝp ʎɥdosolıɥd 'ʇuɐpuǝʇʇɐ dıp-dǝǝɥs says:

            ˙ǝɔıʇou ɹǝʌǝ p,sɯod ǝɥʇ ǝʞıl ʇou s,ʇı ¿ noʎ ʇ,uop ‘ɹǝʇsuıɯʇsǝʍ oʇ ɹǝʌo ɯǝɥʇ ʇɹodsuɐɹʇ puɐ uɐʌ ʎʌʌıp ǝɥʇ uı sɯıɹɔ ɹno llɐ pɐol oʇ ʇɥƃno ǝʍ uoʞɔǝɹ

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          • (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

            G’day, mate! do you still call parking wardens “turds” on account of the colour of their uniform? Hoo Roo.

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        • 43
          Observer says:

          The warden probably assumed it was just another London based Russian gangster with his bodyguards.

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          • Big Momma says:

            Well her “bodyguards” (just look at these fat slobs), were in the black and white Mercedes because of the rain. WIMPS.

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      • 25
        DaRealTing says:

        Hear! Hear!

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      • 33
        US Watch says:

        Clinton is not a diplomat.

        To be fair, other than failed traitor, not sure what the fuck she is.

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        • 58
          Anonymous says:

          Well, moron, in addition to being the wife of an ex President of the United States of America, she will probably be the first Woman President in 2016.But never mind.

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          • Big Momma says:

            In your dreams; or perhaps in Obama’s.

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          • Calidius Eroticus says:

            Yep sounds about right. First they gush over the first black President and give him a Nobel prize. Turns out he’s a nutter. Now they want the first woman President. Doubt it fucking matters whether she is any good or not. It didn’t last time.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Such eloquence – must be the product of the British education system.

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          • Diane Abbotapotumus says:

            How about a black woman president?

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          • Anonymous says:

            If the world is unlucky enough that she becomes president, she can have free parking. Until then, let the tight-fisted bitch pay like anyone else.

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      • 41
        US State Department Spokesperson says:

        We total up all the violations by British diplo plate holders in the US, and the FCO total up all the violations by American diplo plate holders in the UK, set them off, and whoever’s still owed money after that, gets a check/cheque from the other for the difference.

        Glad we could clear that up for you.

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        • 79
          Big Momma says:

          Another lie, but it sound good.

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          • Calidius Eroticus says:

            We total up the cost of British involvement in our wars, then deduct what we spend defending British territory overseas. We don’t spend anything defending British territory overseas, so we give money and political support to Argentina because really, but don’t tell anybody! We consider Argentina more important than Britain.

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      • 98
        (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

        Welcome to the Third World, Hill!

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    • 73
      Anonymous says:

      Couldn’t agree more. The law shouldn’t apply to fat old American women. They can do whatever they want.

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    • 119
      Diane Abbot's Conscience says:

      In Belfast recently a Warden ticketed a minibus for parking illegally on a Taxi Rank outside Jurys Hotel. Such was his positive customer service training that he failed to notice that the driver was dead, slumped over the steering wheel, and had probably pulled in as a heart attack overtook him

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  2. 2
    Genghis says:

    Make sure they pay up before 17th October or we’ll never get the money.

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    • 80
      Obamarama says:

      Don’t worry it is only a storm in a teacup. All will be set in place at the 11th hour.
      I will claim it is all the GOP’s fault in spite of a poll stating that 2 out of 3 people believe it is my fault.
      My plan to cripple the USA and have a new social structure is still in place.

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  3. 4
    Englishman says:

    How do you mean ‘even Hilary Clinton’?. She’s only another damned socialist.

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  4. 5
    UKIP, Millitwats new best friends says:

    “Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster City Council cabinet member for business”

    So the guy responsible for furthering business opportunities agrees to ticketing the likely next President of the US – a Country which has a trade deficit with the UK (unlike the EU) – give me strength.

    At what stage in our development as a nation did common-sense lose out to ‘rules and regs’?

    My guess would be the Bliar era.

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    • 9
      US Watch says:

      B’enghazi among other indiscretions really put Hilary out of the running for president.

      Don’t listen to the liberal left press: The Clinton’s are not liked in the US for very good reason.

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      • 35
        Hilary's Hubby says:

        I really helped the housing market in the USA, and I’m glad to see the UK following the same strategy. Of course Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac went bust, but that was NOTHING to do with my easy mortage policies.

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        • 69
          I'm Don't Know Squat says:

          Offering help with a deposit to people who pass a credit check is exactly the same as offering a full mortgage to people who never could. Really. It is. And I’m going to keep pointing it out because I think I’m smart.

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      • 81
        Obamarama says:

        Interesting that the last economic default problem such as the current issue was during Clinton’s administration. Socialism, you can’t beat it for incompetence.

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    • 68
      Capt Menthos McMinty says:

      Likely next President of the US? I doubt it. I’m more likely to be the next President than that shrivelled old turd.

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  5. 6
    A nincumpoop says:

    Why was Eric there? Did he try to come between them?

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  6. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Pity they didn’t clamp it. That would have provoked an interesting reaction from the Secret Service goons. They would probably have shot the thing off!

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  7. 8
    RickB says:

    Wouldn’t they have to pay if the vehicles were clamped ?

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  8. 14
    Questions of our time says:

    Why is Dominic Grieve using the language of Miliband in his reasoning for staying in the EU ?

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  9. 15
    Settle up says:

    Time the Americans paid their fines.

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  10. 22
    Anonymous says:

    £7.2m! That is disgraceful.

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    • 65
      Anonymous says:

      The interesting thing is that while they refuse to pay their fines, the fines that are run up in DC and NYC by foreign diplomats get deducted from US foreign aid to those countries in question [usually developing shitholes]. The Yanks always get their money back, even if they don’t want to pay up themselves…..

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  11. 24
    The Maimed Badger says:

    What a Prattish Statement, where is common sense…

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  12. 27
    A nincumpoop says:

    Photo on BBC sport site now showing goalie Hart saving a shot with his eyes closed.

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  13. 28
    Hillary Clinton says:

    At this point, Mr Fawkes, what difference does it make?

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  14. 32
    Juvenalian Precariat says:

    If they don’t care about running Tanks over Iraqis, What make you think they care about our silly parking Rules?

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  15. 34
    parliamentary expenses says:

    Put this chap, the Westminster parking warden, in charge of the parliamentary expense claims office asap.

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  16. 37
    Penfold says:

    The traffic warden deserves a prize, as no doubt he was subjected to intimidation by the US Secret Service and others.

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  17. 42
    Troll Barroso says:

    - Enjoy

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  18. 44
    Parking Pataweyo says:

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  19. 45

    It was in the late 1960s that I heard that 90% of all advertising is wasted but no one knows what 90% to cut out. It is not surprising that newspaper ad spending has fallen off a cliff.

    So product placement in films and the like is the way forward.

    Fortunately Guinness it Guinness will Guinness never Guinness catch Guinness on Guinness in Guinness the Guinness world Guinness of Guinness blogging.

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    • 46
      Sir Alec Guinness says:

      Lol!

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    • 48
      Aechmophorus says:

      I was told by an advertising executive that Guinness is the most extreme example of a product that needs to be constantly advertised. Well, he would say that, but his argument was that if you feel thirsty, you go into a pub and ask for some beer, but no one — outside Ireland anyway — thinks ‘I really need a Guinness.’ So you have to keep prodding them with images of comic toucans or actors with chiselled good looks or white horses in the pounding waves, and all the paraphernalia they have used over the years.

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      • 51

        Like you would have been, I was conscious of the adverts like Guinness is Good for You from way before I was allowed to drink (not that this stopped me, or most others.) They were later banned by the Advertising Standards Authority because ordinary people can’t be entrusted with deciding when something is said tongue-in-cheek any longer.

        I actually disliked it until I reached my 20s and then it became my favourite beer and has been ever since.

        When I go into a bar nowadays, I always ask for a pint of warm Guinness. The extra-cold stuff locks all the taste away IMHO.

        *Starts to write his invoice out for posting to Park Royal*

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        • 63
          Ailurophile says:

          For the real experience:

          (a) come to Ireland
          (b) head out of town, to any random rural village pub
          (c) ask the barman for “a Pint Bottle, off the shelf” (no product specification needed)
          (d) enjoy a surreal, transcendental, metaphysical experience, like no other
          (e) go home again

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        • 84
          Pundit Too says:

          Used to be good but then it had to be pasteurized and the only place I could get the real stuff was in Paris and Dublin.
          Now Nowhere.
          So global market share lost, except in the West Indies where they actually believe it puts lead in your pencil.

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    • 53
      Frank Carson says:

      So the Eye-talian fella come inta the pub and tells the barman, “I wanna some-a dat ee-tahl-ee-yonna beer-a.”

      The barman says, “I don’t think we can help you there– we don’t carry Peroni.”

      The Eye-talian fella says, “Eh, wotsamatta for you? I’m-a no talk about-a Peroni! It’s-a right dere inna da pitch’–’Guinea’s’ beer is-a good for you!”

      It’s the way I tell ‘em!

      http://www.20000lieues.fr/site/images/normal/Evenements51209dd42ace6.jpg

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  20. 47
    Europa for europeans says:

    US go home, ASAP

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  21. 49
    Dogsbody says:

    I wonder what some Council Member for Business will have to say when a self-important jobsworth places a ticket on the Queen’s car? Never forget, if it can happen, one day it will.

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  22. 50
    The British media are cunts says:

    Funny that the BBC didn’t seem to want to report on Savile on the 6pm news.

    Also I note the BBC forgot that Red Ed was one of the biggest shit stirrers on Plebgate, something Prick Nobinson forgot to mention.

    So as Prick reads this blog, here’s a reminder you lefty four eyed slaphead.

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    • 61
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Windmilitwit seems happy to dish it out to others but doesn’t like it when someone starts ribbing his Daddy.

      Naturally, we haven’t had an apology from him yet – cowardly shit. What do you expect from someone who danced on M1ll1e D0wler’s gr@ve for his own political ends?

      Nasty little y1d. Ugh.

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    • 62
      Anonymous says:

      Ed Milliband really is a vile little shit, please somebody remove him from the Labour leadership.

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    • 66
      Ed Miliband, father hates Britain says:

      Class War Miliband Style

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    • 86
      Just Saying says:

      Radio 4 PM programme gave a balanced report on this including speeches from Boris, Cameron, and the Labour attack dogs of Milibandwagon and Ed Balls Up missus. She has since given a grovelling middle of the road statement on this issue.

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  23. 52

    Whilst on the USA, default looms as GOP turn down plan. Thought this would happen from the start. We are entering uncharted territory. Anyone still holding stocks or bonds?

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    • 87
      Just Saying says:

      Default happened in about ’78 and the world continued.
      Though China’s and Japan’s “bond investment” will lose serious value.

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  24. 55
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    Turn off the power and the water until the bill is paid. Simple.

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  25. 57
    CIA Goon says:

    Let’s waterboard the mofo!

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  26. 97
    Basil Fawlty says:

    ‘Traffic Marshall’ you could not make it up by the way do they ever employ white people?

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  27. 106
    Ministry of Magick says:

    It’s not that easy to ground a broomstick

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  28. 109
    Gary Raige says:

    Brilliant, nice to see a hard working public sector member.

    On second thoughts I bet these people are private contractors.

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  29. 113
    Fbi says:

    Hilary should be taken into custody until all fimes are paid plusinterest. If not paid throw away the cell key
    This should teach the yanks about special rellations

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  30. 115
    Fbi says:

    If hilarys fine is not paid senf her to alcrataz prison
    Feed her bread and water once a day
    The fines and intetes will surely be paid quockly due to her ststus

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  31. 116
    FairBobby says:

    This incident demonstrates what is wrong with the police, traffic wardens etc.
    Most of them seem to be totally lacking in common sense and discretion. The result is a developing hatred and distrust of all such public servants by the general public.
    There have always a few ignorant sociopaths in such occupations but they could usually be contained by firm leadership and direction, or otherwise sacked.
    Nowadays such misfits seem to be in the majority and their leaders no better.

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