"By refusing to clamp down on the clampers, the police are neglecting their duty to protect the public..."
"Extortion is a particularly ugly crime. It is committed regularly, apparently endorsed by the Government. Firms claiming to "protect" privately-owned land from trespassers clamp any car that makes the mistake of parking in an area patrolled by such a firm. The firm's agents then refuse to unclamp the car unless paid hundreds of pounds by the owner or driver, who has to pay up or lose his car. The clampers will increase the fine unless it is paid immediately."