Smokers Face Fag Litter Fine

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 105 months ago
Smokers Face Fag Litter Fine

0212_cigarette.jpg Another unfair blow to an already persecuted group? Or a victory for common decency and cleaner streets? Smokers in the City who flick their cigarette butts onto the floor could be fined £80 for the privilege of using the streets as their personal ashtray. A cadre of ten environmental officers will prowl the highways and byways of the Square Mile, doling out spot-fines to anybody caught shucking their ends. Ominously, these spotters will be empowered to slap a £1,000 fine on anybody caught "giving false information"; without a surveillance operation worthy of the Stasi, how will they know? Expect an increase in City puffers answering to the soubrique "Seymour Butts". (Stereotypical City smoker by Ben Hopper)

Last Updated 02 December 2009