Mayor Ken Slams 'Idiot' Parents
By Gavin Cordon, Whitehall Editor, PA News
Parents who use four-wheel drive vehicles to take their children to city schools were tonight branded “idiots” by London Mayor Ken Livingstone.
In an interview to be broadcast on GMTV’s Sunday programme, he said that such vehicles had no place in the capital.
“When I see a farmer, going over rugged terrain in their four-wheel drive, I think that’s a reasonable decision to have made,” he said.
“When you see someone trying to manoeuvre it round the school gates, you have to think ‘You are a complete idiot’.
“These are not cars which people should be using in London. They’re bad for London and they’re totally unnecessary. They’re largely a status symbol. If you’ve got that much money to spend, you could spend it on a better holiday. I would.”