Thursday, 11 August 2011


Having spent the last couple of days off sick with a crook neck (I was reversing a bus on the southern bus stand, and CRACK, there went me neck, aaaargh!), I got into work this morning to find the wreckage of the bus that was torched in the Riot in Croydon on Monday night. That's it, on the left. the yellow bit is the "Vehicle off Road - Do not Use" steering wheel cover that some comedian has stuck there. As if.

Anyhow, this is the aftermath for us. Luckily, I'm told that our driver got away from it unharmed, if somewhat shaken, of course.

This, when new, was about three hundred grands-worth of double-decker Alexander Trident bus and fittings.

Now? Maybe a couple of hundred quids-worth of scrap steel, aluminium, and maybe a little scrap of rubber here and there that may have escaped the fire.

Thanks be to whoever you believe in, that no-one was hurt, or worse, killed, by the completely brainless thuggery that caused this.

I think it's high time that we told Europe to naff off, and stuck Stocks and pillories back in Town Squares, along with the required rotten vegetables retail stand, to be used in the first case against the scum that do these things. we might also think about a Ducking Pond for repeat offenders, followed by actual Hard Physical Labour sentences for third-time losers.

What sayest thou? Yay or nay?

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