24 June 2008

O (English) Rose, Thou Art Sick


A bus-spotter says it is no longer safe to practise his hobby of 40 years after being branded a terrorist and a paedophile.

Rob McCaffery, 50, is proud of his 30,000 photos of trams and coaches but after being interrogated twice in 12 months he fears the time may have come to hang up his camera.

The credit controller, from Gloucester, says he now suffers "appalling" abuse from the authorities and public who doubt his motives.

The bus-spotter, officially known as an omnibologist, said: "Since the 9/11 attacks there has been a crackdown.

If any further proof were needed of the insanity of the so-called "war on terror" this is it: the great British tradition of bus-spotting seen as crypto-terrorism by pathetically susceptible minds. (Via Boing Boing.)


Anonymous said...

How long before you can get arrested just for wearing an anorak?

Glyn Moody said...

It's well known that "anorak" is just a foreign name for a dirty mac, so the UK government probably thinks they've already got that one covered....

Anonymous said...

..and it is getting worse. p