Roads chief "should quit over the bus lane fiasco"

Essex County Standard: Roads chief "should quit over the bus lane fiasco" Roads chief "should quit over the bus lane fiasco"

ROADS boss Rodney Bass should resign following the Colchester bus lane fiasco, motorists have said.

Essex County Council agreed to waive fines totalling £1million handed to users of Colchester’s new bus lanes.

Thousands of motorists said they had no idea of the restrictions on going up North Hill and turning from the High Street into Queen Street.

Many did not realise the bus lanes, introduced in October after a botched trial in the spring, had returned.

O t h e r s claimed the limited number of signs and road markings, which are being upgraded, were easily missed.

Now Mark Cole, of Colchester and District Driving Instructors Association, has described the U-turn as a “hollow victory” and has set up a petition on www.change.org He said: “We feel Essex County Council Highways has lost control of road maintenance in the county.

“For this we hold Mr Bass entirely responsible and call on him to resign.

“Given the small victory in central Colchester, it would be naive and foolish to believe all is well with our roads.”

Clive Woolgar, who runs Five Sevens taxi firm, in Osborne Street, echoed Mr Cole’s call.

Despite taxis being allowed to use bus lanes, the firm has received hundreds of penalty notices, most of which relate to the bus lane from High Street into Queen Street.

He said: “This whole thing has been a massive joke.

“ S o m e b o d y, somewhere hasn’t done their job properly and you can bet the buck won’t rest with the people at the top, but it should.

“I would guess it will be passed on and on.

“We’re a taxi firm and we’ve had about 150 we shouldn’t have had. Imagine how many other people have had them incorrectly?

“It shows the cameras aren’t working correctly.

“ A t one stage, we thought about decorating the office with all the tickets, but instead I now have a ready-made stick-on label, saying ‘return to sender’.

“I’m not surprised it’s come to this. It’s been just terrible.”

Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called for residents to have patience with Mr Bass, who took up the roads role last year.

He said: “It is much better to give credit to Mr Bass for taking the very sensible decision he has over waiving the bus lane fines.

“As for potholes and street lights, these are other issues and very important ones, but let’s not confuse one thing with another two.

“Instead, let’s work with Mr Bass to achieve sensible outcomes to the other two matters as well.”

The amnesty on bus lane fines lasts until midnight tomorrow.

Mr Bass responded: “I call upon Mark Cole and his driving instructors to focus their efforts in a positive way by ensuring young drivers are taught to drive properly, safely, and showing courtesy to other road users so the deaths and serious injuries on Essex roads continue to fall – rather than making cheap political points which neither have any basis nor logic.”

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9:24am Mon 13 Jan 14

Brooks Forbutox says...

Rodney Bass is forthright and often extremely curt, but he is probably the right man for the job. He recognised that ECC had made a mistake and has ordered that all the fines (up until today, when the orders are back in place and "live") should be paid back. Blame his predecessor Derrick Louis for the fiasco over the original high street trial, as well as any shortcomings over the contract to fill potholes and for other general road maintenance. Thick-skinned Bass is probably the best person to see this job through.
Rodney Bass is forthright and often extremely curt, but he is probably the right man for the job. He recognised that ECC had made a mistake and has ordered that all the fines (up until today, when the orders are back in place and "live") should be paid back. Blame his predecessor Derrick Louis for the fiasco over the original high street trial, as well as any shortcomings over the contract to fill potholes and for other general road maintenance. Thick-skinned Bass is probably the best person to see this job through. Brooks Forbutox
  • Score: -6

9:42am Mon 13 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you! A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -9

10:10am Mon 13 Jan 14

cjsdec says...

The answer is Yes, this man is responsible for his actions, he is paid a considerable amount to do a specialist job of which he should be an expert in this field, he has failed himself, ECC & the general public and wasted YET AGAIN our money
The answer is Yes, this man is responsible for his actions, he is paid a considerable amount to do a specialist job of which he should be an expert in this field, he has failed himself, ECC & the general public and wasted YET AGAIN our money cjsdec
  • Score: 5

10:18am Mon 13 Jan 14

cjsdec says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you![/p][/quote]You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them cjsdec
  • Score: 9

10:21am Mon 13 Jan 14

ddrury says...

Notices have been cancelled, so the problem has been resolved. Right?

Are the general public looking for an excuse to vent anger on bus lanes by bullying someone to resign over a technical hitch?

The taxi firm has received fines which is obviouse then that the automatic system from camera to fine doesn't work, this has been accepted and fines cancelled. Why now push this guy out?

Bus lanes themselves work for public transport and at a time where there's more and more cars on Colchester roads, bus lanes are vital.

Give the guy a break and allow them a couple of problems to get it right.
Notices have been cancelled, so the problem has been resolved. Right? Are the general public looking for an excuse to vent anger on bus lanes by bullying someone to resign over a technical hitch? The taxi firm has received fines which is obviouse then that the automatic system from camera to fine doesn't work, this has been accepted and fines cancelled. Why now push this guy out? Bus lanes themselves work for public transport and at a time where there's more and more cars on Colchester roads, bus lanes are vital. Give the guy a break and allow them a couple of problems to get it right. ddrury
  • Score: -4

10:21am Mon 13 Jan 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

cjsdec wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them
Don't feed the trolls cjsdec. It's a waste of time and energy.
[quote][p][bold]cjsdec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you![/p][/quote]You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them[/p][/quote]Don't feed the trolls cjsdec. It's a waste of time and energy. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 5

10:22am Mon 13 Jan 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

cjsdec wrote:
The answer is Yes, this man is responsible for his actions, he is paid a considerable amount to do a specialist job of which he should be an expert in this field, he has failed himself, ECC & the general public and wasted YET AGAIN our money
Agreed. All the time and money wasted on this scheme - and yet it take 9 months to fill in a pothole. Somehow I think the priorities on roads at ECC are very messy.
[quote][p][bold]cjsdec[/bold] wrote: The answer is Yes, this man is responsible for his actions, he is paid a considerable amount to do a specialist job of which he should be an expert in this field, he has failed himself, ECC & the general public and wasted YET AGAIN our money[/p][/quote]Agreed. All the time and money wasted on this scheme - and yet it take 9 months to fill in a pothole. Somehow I think the priorities on roads at ECC are very messy. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 8

11:30am Mon 13 Jan 14

Colossus* says...

cjsdec wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them
Who the F**K are you to talk you to be picking on our old, no matter what job they did
So what if he's old bill there are f*****G 1000's of them and part timers and retired
why not try shutting that G*B cjsdec:
you may need deck**G at this rate.
D**KH**D
[quote][p][bold]cjsdec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you![/p][/quote]You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them[/p][/quote]Who the F**K are you to talk you to be picking on our old, no matter what job they did So what if he's old bill there are f*****G 1000's of them and part timers and retired why not try shutting that G*B cjsdec: you may need deck**G at this rate. D**KH**D Colossus*
  • Score: -5

11:32am Mon 13 Jan 14

Colossus* says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
cjsdec wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them
Don't feed the trolls cjsdec. It's a waste of time and energy.
The only troll around is you!!!
you sound like a little poisi**NED Dwarf 5 feet F**K all

try shutting your G*B

it might help you grow
sure your names not Hi*ks Up
N*BH**D
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cjsdec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you![/p][/quote]You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them[/p][/quote]Don't feed the trolls cjsdec. It's a waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]The only troll around is you!!! you sound like a little poisi**NED Dwarf 5 feet F**K all try shutting your G*B it might help you grow sure your names not Hi*ks Up N*BH**D Colossus*
  • Score: -6

11:46am Mon 13 Jan 14

Red Tape 2 says...

If the argument being used "it's OK he messed up but sorted it out in the end" why was Dr Coutts forced to resign as head of Colchester Hospital Trust? In my book he was far less culpable than Rodney Bass who has forced these bus lanes on us with no regard for the chaos they cause and no signs of listening to anyone! Resign now - you don't know what you're doing!
If the argument being used "it's OK he messed up but sorted it out in the end" why was Dr Coutts forced to resign as head of Colchester Hospital Trust? In my book he was far less culpable than Rodney Bass who has forced these bus lanes on us with no regard for the chaos they cause and no signs of listening to anyone! Resign now - you don't know what you're doing! Red Tape 2
  • Score: 4

12:16pm Mon 13 Jan 14

wormshero says...

I think it's all a bit hasty, I'm sure this man wasn't responsible for the location of the signs, which clearly needs to be corrected so that the fines can be enforced.
I think it's all a bit hasty, I'm sure this man wasn't responsible for the location of the signs, which clearly needs to be corrected so that the fines can be enforced. wormshero
  • Score: -5

12:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Colossus* wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
cjsdec wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them
Don't feed the trolls cjsdec. It's a waste of time and energy.
The only troll around is you!!!
you sound like a little poisi**NED Dwarf 5 feet F**K all

try shutting your G*B

it might help you grow
sure your names not Hi*ks Up
N*BH**D
and breathe.............
..LOL
[quote][p][bold]Colossus*[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cjsdec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you![/p][/quote]You again ! The Ex Copper, still living in past times, things out here have changed considerably since you were out "nicking people" old timer, but there is probably just as much corruption if not more in your line of business, ECC (BASS) made huge mistakes that did not comply with The Signage Requirements For Bus Lanes UK & he is paid to much to do his job properly let alone this balls up, he was "nicked" bang to rights & Guilty as charged, that's why he gave in so easily, get the Bus Lanes Open but correctly marked, then fine anybody that uses them[/p][/quote]Don't feed the trolls cjsdec. It's a waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]The only troll around is you!!! you sound like a little poisi**NED Dwarf 5 feet F**K all try shutting your G*B it might help you grow sure your names not Hi*ks Up N*BH**D[/p][/quote]and breathe............. ..LOL Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Slamdoor312 says...

Childish name calling doesn't make for resonable debate. Those indulging in such behaviour really cannot be taken seriously.

The focus should be on this character Bass, who has failed and then panicked, an all to familar theme repeated by those charged to run Essex CC.

Good to see Bob Russell's ringing endorsement. of his incompetance.

That speaks volumes..
Childish name calling doesn't make for resonable debate. Those indulging in such behaviour really cannot be taken seriously. The focus should be on this character Bass, who has failed and then panicked, an all to familar theme repeated by those charged to run Essex CC. Good to see Bob Russell's ringing endorsement. of his incompetance. That speaks volumes.. Slamdoor312
  • Score: 6

2:39pm Mon 13 Jan 14

co2 says...

This high paid official heads the department that has totally messed up,he is paid a high salary,the about turn is farcical but is the correct step to take.
He should be sacked for gross incompetance its that simple.
The recent measures pedestrians only in high street,then allowing traffic again,then pedestrians only again,now the cancelation of penalty tickets has led to mass confusion,the impact on the town centre businesses is massive,colchester decisions made in chelmsford says it all.
This high paid official heads the department that has totally messed up,he is paid a high salary,the about turn is farcical but is the correct step to take. He should be sacked for gross incompetance its that simple. The recent measures pedestrians only in high street,then allowing traffic again,then pedestrians only again,now the cancelation of penalty tickets has led to mass confusion,the impact on the town centre businesses is massive,colchester decisions made in chelmsford says it all. co2
  • Score: 6

3:04pm Mon 13 Jan 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Why should he be kicked out????

He made the decision he cancelled it end of.

You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town

17,000 non fine payers!!!

With feeble excuses that need glasses.

What will you excuse be next time???

How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!!

I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses???

Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else.

Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you!
Bloody nice chap if you asked me and as for the comparison with the heads at colchester hospital, there is none that one cost lives Red Tape 2 how is there a comparison.
As Private Gentleman said 2,300 boxes or body bags in how many months???

Mr Bass along with Paul White are bloody nice chaps what is the problem with you people on here?
What is all this head in the stocks stuff for?
Bass did what you wanted now leave alone get on with your lives.
I can think of worse try Saddam H....Adolf....Assad.
...perish the thought of Vince Cable on a bad day!
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Why should he be kicked out???? He made the decision he cancelled it end of. You lot got away with it your the ones that should be kicked out of our town 17,000 non fine payers!!! With feeble excuses that need glasses. What will you excuse be next time??? How many of you have been nicked before i wonder and yes I said nicked!!! I wonder how many of you that got let of have points on your licenses??? Good old Rodders stay on old chum lets have the one way system back in place can we have a survey in 18 months to see how many of the P*****ks you let off get stuffed again somewhere else. Its not your fault Rod we all love you have a Bass on us we are behind you![/p][/quote]Bloody nice chap if you asked me and as for the comparison with the heads at colchester hospital, there is none that one cost lives Red Tape 2 how is there a comparison. As Private Gentleman said 2,300 boxes or body bags in how many months??? Mr Bass along with Paul White are bloody nice chaps what is the problem with you people on here? What is all this head in the stocks stuff for? Bass did what you wanted now leave alone get on with your lives. I can think of worse try Saddam H....Adolf....Assad. ...perish the thought of Vince Cable on a bad day! TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: -4

1:33am Tue 14 Jan 14

Boris says...

Can't think why anyone should want Bass to resign over the cancelled fines. He took his time, but in the end he did the right thing.
The blame for the confusion lies mainly with the shortsighted traders and lobbyists who got his predecessor to do a u-turn at election time last April.
It would be more to the point to hold Mr Bass to account over the potholes, a problem affecxting all motorists, rather than than those rescinded fines, a problem that only affected relatively few.
Can't think why anyone should want Bass to resign over the cancelled fines. He took his time, but in the end he did the right thing. The blame for the confusion lies mainly with the shortsighted traders and lobbyists who got his predecessor to do a u-turn at election time last April. It would be more to the point to hold Mr Bass to account over the potholes, a problem affecxting all motorists, rather than than those rescinded fines, a problem that only affected relatively few. Boris
  • Score: -1

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