Here on the Old Kent Road, a bollard has been involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. It is not yet clear which party was at fault.
and took up position on the front line of the War On The Motorist, multiplying, moving west, and infiltrating every part of the city. Bollards are at right in the thick of the action, and I will explain how they represent perfectly the issues that are the centre of this dispute.
I will tell you of the history of bollards, and how the history of bollards is a history of the war; how the different varieties of bollards reflect the various major developments in the conflict; and why the true test of whether the war is over would be whether Britain could survive without its tens of millions of bollards.