Friday, 16 October 2009

laissez-faire

Plans to regulate boats on the beach above Mean High Water by Teignmouth Harbour Commission have caused a few ripples of disapproval. The Commission seem to be coming up with solutions to a problem that doesn’t really exist. Laissez faire (leave it be) is my take on it, the fishermen and watermen have managed very well self-regulating matters. Creating a bureaucratic system of registering boats will cost more than it is worth. I'd better declare my interest; I keep my boat on Shaldon beach in the winter paying Shaldon Sailing Club the princely sum of £13.

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