Friday, April 20, 2007

Dizzy the Stalker(ish)

Last night I mentioned that I sat next Nigel Lawson on the tube. What I didn't mention was that I gave up my seat which meant I could take a picture of him, in stalker-esque style, reading the SubStandard-Lite. Here's the proof that top Tories do in fact use public transport.

Update: Faces blurred to protect the innocent and appease the pedant in the comments.


Anonymous said...

You do realise it's illegal to take any sort of photograph on the London Underground without an expensive TFL permit?

So what's it worth not to grass you up?

Anonymous said...

Quite by chance I have just looked at the Ken Livingstone's travel expenses for 05-06 and he didn't even claim a travelcard. He did, though, manage to charge Londoners nearly £9,000 for foreign travel.

dizzy said...

Not quite sure that is strictly accurate Mary. I suppose it's how we define personal photograph.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'd describe a photograph published on a mass circulation blog as "personal". Furthermore aren't there privacy issues for the guy in the green jacket and the lady next to him, or did you get them to sign waivers?

dizzy said...

I've decided to appease you on that point. However, if you're right, then it has massive implications for places like Flick and anyone taking a picture in say London and happening to snap passers-by as well.

Incidentally, this is my personal website. Just because lot's of people read it doesn't mean it isn't

Anonymous said...

Very daring indeed, I am impressed.

Chris Paul said...

Got told by one woman she would get the police on me if I had taken never mind published a picture of her. And some other character was shouting the odds too. Turned out he was the winning candidate's uncle. And that a very famous police bailer and a number of others were in the room taking pics without comment.

I think that is a personal photograph and as long as you didn't use flash it's alright.

It's certainly not a professional photograph.

Anonymous said...

Crikey, I had the same bother on one of my posts which showed the back of some woman's head! Unbelievable.

Point your pedant in the direction of this .pdf it describes quite nicely how little privacy people in public actually have! (So long as you are complying with London Transports rules that's o.k.)

Devil's Kitchen said...

I'm afraid to report that I'm going soft in my old age.

I was on a Tube train with Douglas Hurd the other day, and I didn't beat the patronising bastard to death with his own briefcase, manically screaming, "how's that for a level killing field, you cunt!"

How restrained was that, eh?