Thursday 8 November 2012 6.57pm
I don't think it's hypocritical.
The vehicle is clearly causing an obstruction to visibility as well as blocking the lane. This is more than inconsiderate. The purpose of the double yellows is to regulate this behaviour. The purpose of the van is to enforce the regulations. Halting the enforcement vehicle in this location is therefore hypocritical.
To quote the bard "Twice triple shame on Angelo, to weed my vice and let his grow!"
The cabbies are not enforcement officers who fine people so they cannot be called hypocrites for halting in similar circumstances.
To conclude: I think it is hypocritical and agree with robdee.
Thanks for posting the pic m8!