June 11th, 2008

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it's only democratic if you agree with us

The main opposition party, despite being in agreement with the incumbents on the Lisbon Treaty, feel the need to say something contrary, and so have declared that it should be illegal for taxi drivers to have stickers indicating their voting preference for the referendum. I think the taxi driver quoted in the article asks an excellent question.

I suppose they could argue that it's covered by the prohibition against carrying dangerous substances: "a person shall not cause or permit any highly inflammable, dangerous or offensive article to be carried in a public service vehicle." (my emphasis) Or perhaps this: "A vehicle which is used as a small public service vehicle shall be kept in a clean condition and in particular its interior shall be kept free of dust, dirt, grime, refuse, litter, or objectionable matter." (ditto)