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27 December, 2012

well done! the society needs more of those

We all know that Americans are good at complaining if any of their lengthy list of constitutional rights was slightly violated. Recently example, millions of Americans are not happy that their rights of owning firearm are so-called violated, millions of people of non-USA nationality simply do not have such rights.

Here's an interesting news article. A 56-year-old man fought for unfair parking fine in the UK, and won. In this case, it was not about that gentlemen's "rights", but he fought it for "a point of principle". The society need more of those people who stand up for principles. The legal cast took him 6-month.

In short, a car park with an obscured sign stating "this is a pay and display car park" hidden behind a pillar. The parking fee was merely £1, Mr Samuels was unaware that he had to pay. The council fined him £50.

Mr Samuels attempted to pay the £1 parking fee in a cheque with evidence of no visible sign. The council refused to accept the payment and insisted on the fine. He then followed up with correct procedure and won the legal case after 6-month battle.

Although I do not live in the UK, but I salute him for standing up for the principle. This world needs more people like Mr Samuels.

Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston enjoys of his American rights.

Read the news article:Spot the sign for pay and display: Picture that helped driver win David and Goliath legal battle with council over a £1 parking charge (MailOnline, 26 Dec 2012)

Posted by Antony on 27 December 2012 8:13 PM | newstalk
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