Cyclists are “longing” to be hit by cars, says wackadoo British politician
Is Lord James of Blackheath trolling us all? It kinda seems like it, because why else would you accuse bicyclists of being suicidally antagonistic?
Lord James is a businessman and a (surprise!) conservative member of Parliament’s House of Lords, and usually spends his days saving failing businesses. That is, when he’s not saying ridiculous things like this:
I have seen cyclists … stand in the middle of the road with a camera, and defy you to run them down while they photograph you doing it. That’s what they’re longing for …
[Cyclists are trying to create] a new and separate society in London, in which cyclists think they have a superior law and control over everybody in a motor car.
Yikes. Gizmodo points out that there’s been a spate of cyclist deaths in London recently, making Lord James’ remarks in especially poor taste.
Although there are definitely some asshole cyclists — just like there are jerky drivers and meanypants hot-air-balloon pilots — you have to be a special brand of irrational to think any cyclist WANTS to get hit by a two-ton sack of pain.
Tory peer: Cyclists 'longing' to be hit by cars,