Then he goes on holiday and the other side of the Tory Party crawls out from under a rock.
Sir Anthony Steen, part of the Bufton Tufton tendency, was in a hurry to catch his train to London and, being an important man, he saw nothing wrong in putting his car into a space reserved for disabled drivers. After all, he had only ever seen one car parked in those spaces at Totnes station and he is an important man - a Tory knight of the shires, after all.
So when he gets a ticket for leaving the car there for three days, he responds by demanding that the station stops discriminating against the able-bodied and says that there are too many
'busybodies in this world running around complaining... There are too many whiners and whingers.'
Who says that the modern Tory party is out of touch with reality? The modern Tory party is probably in close touch with their own version of reality, but outside Notting Hill, the rest of the party is firmly locked in 1959.
According to his Guardian biography, he is a former social worker. I'm sure he must have been a tremendous comfort to his clients.