Anna Ford Hits out at 'Greedy' Parking Bosses; NEWSREADER STANDS BY BUILDER FINED FOR COMPLETING PERMIT IN PENCIL

The Evening Standard (London, England), February 4, 2005 | Go to article overview

Anna Ford Hits out at 'Greedy' Parking Bosses; NEWSREADER STANDS BY BUILDER FINED FOR COMPLETING PERMIT IN PENCIL


Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA

BBC newsreader Anna Ford has lambasted her local council over its " meanminded" and "greedy" parking rules.

The veteran TV anchorwoman leapt to the defence of a builder who was fined for parking outside her Brentford home while he fixed her roof.

Wardens insisted he pay up - because he filled in his visitor's permit using a pencil rather than a pen.

Ford, 61, has paid the penalty herself but launched a bitter attack on Hounslow council, branding it "unjust", "petty" and driven by profit.

"[It] made me rage against the sheer small- minded pettiness of the council and what it now stands for," she said. "It was an unjust and mean-minded tax on a decent man."

The BBC One O'Clock News presenter said she had called on the roofer to fix a leaking roof after three builders had failed to solve the problem.

"He turned up on the right day, in the rain, and fixed the problem," she said. "He was pleasant, helpful and efficient.

I gave him a visitor's parking permit, regularly bought by me from the council, he filled it in, parked in the right place - and got a parking ticket."

She added: "He'd unwittingly filled in the ticket with a pencil, not a pen - that is all he had."

Ford wrote asking for the ticket to be rescinded, explaining the circumstances and that there was no intention of breaking the law. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Anna Ford Hits out at 'Greedy' Parking Bosses; NEWSREADER STANDS BY BUILDER FINED FOR COMPLETING PERMIT IN PENCIL
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.