The AA -always a bit late in their press releases- is now complaining about CCTV cameras being used for ticketing cars parked illegally. We think they are missing the point. The issue is not how people get tickets for parking illegally, it is the fact that there is a notion of "illegal parking".
Take this car WN51VPV in the bus lane of Whiteladies road one weekday morning. It is not on the pavement, in the way of pedestrians. And if it was -that would still be acceptable, as it would not be blocking passing traffic.
It is not blocking passing car traffic: there is a lane for them. Nor is it blocking bus traffic, as you can see this bus is sliding past the car quite easily. Even the tax dodging cyclists you can see in the background will slide past this car without getting in the way of any tax payer.