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Ban Spitting Now: It Takes Tiger Woods’ Cherry Pip

by | 10th, April 2011

CHRIS Bond, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for the environment, wants to make spitting in public a criminal offence.

Says he:

“Spitting in public is not only disgusting and anti-social it is a health hazard. Introducing a bylaw would need the approval of the Secretary Of State.

“It would be great if Mr Clarke [Justice Minister Ken Clarke] would allow us the flexibility to introduce a new bylaw to improve the quality of life for our residents and the borough’s health.

“Banning spitting would help combat TB which has been on the increase in London. Enforcing this would be quite easy for us as we already have litter wardens in Enfield who help keep the borough clean.

There is no proven link between spitting on the ground and TB. Did TB rates rise in the 1970s as spitting reached its apogee of cool with music fans flobbing at punks on stage? No.

And spitting is not all revolting. Spitting a cherry pip a long distance is a test of skill. Spitting can be an act of rebellion. The cool kid gobs to be dismissive of greater society and fit in with his

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