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Confessions of a Traffic Warden, C4

Confessions of a Traffic Warden, C4

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Confessions of a Traffic Warden: Durga from Nepal prepares to pounce
Who’d be a traffic warden, eh? The answer, it would seem, is any number of immigrants willing to be paid £7 an hour to be verbally abused, physically attacked and generally despised by the great British public. And Olly Lambert, writer-director of Channel 4’s well-made and informative Cutting Edge documentary, Confessions of a Traffic Warden, says that although his original intention was to find out about the people beneath the uniforms, what he actually discovered was the hair-trigger vileness of Londoners beneath a badly scuffed veneer of civilised behaviour.
Who’d be a traffic warden, eh? The answer, it would seem, is any number of immigrants willing to be paid £7 an hour to be verbally abused, physically attacked and generally despised by the great British public. And Olly Lambert, writer-director of Channel 4’s well-made and informative Cutting Edge documentary, Confessions of a Traffic Warden, says that although his original intention was to find out about the people beneath the uniforms, what he actually discovered was the hair-trigger vileness of Londoners beneath a badly scuffed veneer of civilised behaviour.

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Hats off to that man. A properly developed human being who see's the UK and some of its residents for what it has become. He is so spot on about the culture here, as is his team mate. They have it sussed while we natives accept it. That's human devolution in my book. The council official following the sad protocol to maintain his unnecessary and probably over paid position. Get rid of him and all the other hangers-on first. Yes we need trffic wardens, but it should be as durga says, a positive position of assistance also.

Not in my name. I am ashamed to be british. How could such a poor society have been allowed to grow in this isle ? Having lived and worked in the far east where the spirit of people is not fully lost I was truely humbled at the warmth and humanity they could show. Please pass on my deepest apologies to Durga for the uncivilised, sef centred inhumane treatment we have demonstrated - when did we become so engrossed in out own self entitlement? My deepest, deepest apology to you and your family

As I watched this documentary I was ashamed for the way in which Durga was treated. He was a decent human being who had to deal with some of the rudest, foul mouthed and ignorant individuals one could wish to meet. The racism of the insults shone through, it was appalling. I hope Durga and his family are prospering in a place in which values decency, he deserves to do well. What a sad indictment of behaviour in our capital city, luckily such human beings as we saw in the film are in the minority.

The whisle-blower was not a nigerian. He was amadou from Ivory coast. I am not sure you will ever see any nigerian blowing the whisle.

I am an immigrant in this country and I can honestly say that I am appalled by the behaviour of some of the British people, they are rude, ill mannered, self centered and truly I wonder what will become of future generations if this type of behaviour and culture is allowed to continue. Something needs to be done about it now, the basics such as respect and honour have been lost in this nation and I agree with Durga could it be because the British people are not spiritual?

The abusive Asian man who called the African man 'coon' needs to be ashamed of himself. His family must have experienced racism and he feels that he is superior to the African and felt it acceptable to call him 'coon'. This is a racist and derogatory term used to people of Africna origin in the USA where slavery existed for hundreds of years and for someone who should know better, to be so abusive to a fellow 'mibority' just goes to show how very mixed up these Asians are. Do they think that the Caucasian is the superior race and they are next in line?? No, they are a very confused race of people who need to look further into themselves and not try to adopt the racist attitude towards another race, that they have had directed to them.

My apologies Durga on behalf of all londoners, WE are scum of the world and loosers not you. It's us.

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