Friday 11 July 2014 3.14pm
...I am sick and tired of seeing tourists being ripped off by lucky posy sellers and guys with the cup and ball game...
Why is nothing being done about it?
I feel the same way. I cycle home from work across the bridge every evening and see the cup-and-ballers there more often than not. Also, last weekend on an afternoon stroll on the South Bank I saw a clutch of them right by the Millennium Bridge
. What I don't see regularly is any visible police presence or action, so it's hard to take seriously the official pronouncements despite all their talk of commitment, determination, priority and duty.
Also on Westminster Bridge, what about the guys in shoddy fancy dress who hassle people to take a photo with them for payment? I don't have any reason to suspect they are thieves but they are surely a nuisance.