Published: 15 June, 2012
• THE owner of the Fromagerie at Highbury Barn is annoyed about the injustice of parking enforcement in Islington (How much do aggressive parking wardens cost us? June 1).
My blood was boiling last Saturday, outside Morrisons at the Nag’s Head, Holloway, as a representative from Islington Council tried to interest me in a “Stop a loan shark” leaflet from his stall.
When I consider how Islington Council, which allows tenants, leaseholders, freeholders and council tax and business rate-payers who have allegedly not paid in excess of £40 to be sometimes ripped off by bailiffs for hundreds and occasionally a few thousand pounds it makes me think of the word “hypocrisy”.
How can its actions be fair and socialist when it allows big business to profit from the misfortunes of others?
Compare, also, how it allows Thames Water to continue to profit from its tenants when it does not charge at the usually lower, national average consumption rate.
I took part in discussions with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), as part of a public consultation on changing the bailiff law.
I succeeded in getting the MoJ to allow about half a dozen other victims of bailiff injustices to attend our meetings. Together we have set up the Bailiffs’ Victims Action Group.
Isn’t it time the council acted fairly towards the hand which feeds it? I was brought up to believe you don’t bite the hand which feeds you.
Organising secretary, Islington Conservative Federation