Wednesday, June 15, 2005

You wait ages for one and then none come along

So, after a mini-blaze of publicity for John Hemming and the Liberal Democrats - indeed it was a key item in their 2004 local elections manifesto - the 'bus wardens' scheme seems to be firmly stuck in the depot.

Apparently, the Liberal Democrats allocated £700,000 of our money to the project, but forgot to check the legality of the whole thing. Apparently, only a police officer or the driver can force you off the bus and Transport West Midlands say:
'The Birmingham City Council initiative is still not much more than that at the moment. The detail of the way that the scheme will work has yet to be fully announced to us.'

This, four months after the launch and a full year after the Tory/Liberal Democrat coup that put them in power. You may well ask what they've been doing all this time. They're not bogged down by legal problems - this is another of those back-of-an-envelope schemes that looked good in the manifesto but wasn't thought through.

2 comments:

Bob Piper said...

I understand tomorrow night's Evening Mail has a revelation about JH which implies his leg swinging has not just been over his saddle.

PoliticalHack said...

Rumours have been doing the rounds of late...

For obvious reasons (my pockets aren't deep) I've steered well clear of certain allegations.