Well done, City of Westminster

I am so impressed with the City of Westminster’s efforts to suppress the corona virus which is apparently such a serious threat to all of us. On Friday the streets of Marylebone were empty of people and cars. Car parking spaces abounded- there were six or seven spaces for every parked car, Yet the brave traffic enforcement officers of Westminster were out in force, handing out tickets on cars that overstayed by a few minutes.

You might question whether in these troubled times parking enforcement officers are really necessary. You may ask the need for enforcing parking restrictions when there are almost no cars on the road. You might wonder if the person power of traffic wardens could be better deployed elsewhere, in assisting society in some capacity as there is no need for them at present. . You may ask if those wonderful folk who run Westminster City Council actually think at all.

British Gas Profits – Old Habits Die Hard

The latest announcement of profits, up by 23%, of British Gas will come as cold comfort to those that do not hold shares in Centrica, who owns British Gas. The days of Sid and ordinary folk owning their own utilities have gone, and the profits which will pay increased dividends will vanish into the wallets of those completely disconnected from those who generate those profits, the long suffering customer. Continue reading