How do I know she's feminist? Well she has gone completely ga ga over a PC who has done nothing more than issue a fixed penalty ticket to a 'White Van Man who cut up a women cyclist.' Even to the point of blowing him a kiss no less.
@MPSNorthcote on behalf of female cyclists everywhere - thank you. XAs I write, the rest of the Cyclist Lobby have heaped so much praise on the PC Sims, not just from a minister but high ranking police officers too, that his action has been re tweeted over a thousand times and Favorited almost as much. My word. The possibility of a George Cross for so much courage in writing out a fixed penalty! Has the world gone mad? Here you can see a small sample of the tweets. Well a tiny minority of the electorate can look quite massive when lobbying or on Twitter but nothing compared to the majority of the 33 million driver voters out there Claire. If only we could wake up this supine and silent majority! I live in hope that my next blog or even this one, may be the breakthrough.
— Claire Perry (@claire4devizes) February 26, 2015
What has caused all this excitement and joy among our cycling friends is that a driver, who was merely perceived to have cut up a cyclist, who has never complained so far, has been issued a fixed penalty for presumably driving without due care.
We had vigorously opposed the use of fixed penalty for such a top driving offence on the basis that it warrants the full process of a court hearing and prior to this new option for lazy coppers, fixed penalty had only ever been reserved for absolute offences and not those of subjectivity as in this case. See more on this here. Would the PC have bothered unless he could just issue a ticket? My comment to him was that I would have made him prove his case at court and so should this driver have done too.
But if drivers want to know about the anti driver war being run by the cycling lobby perhaps this tweet should convince them.
@MPSWandsworth @MPSSuptWallace @MPSNorthcote @MPSRTPC hopefully @MPSWestminster & @MPSCamden are also taking note! 😉🙏
— Cyclist London (@cyclist_london) February 27, 2015
As for Claire Perry, she really can't be so anti 33 million drivers and stay in office can she? Devizes drivers take note.