A Frenchman told me tonight how to prevent clamping from taking hold in your neighbourhood.
Buy superglue, and keep it on your person.
The next time you see clampers immobilising some poor bugger's car, just wander past the clamper van and squirt a whack of the superglue in the lock. Do as many doors as you can.
According to the Frenchman, in his town (he didn't specify and I didn't ask, sorry), when they introduced clamping, everyone armed themselves with superglue.
Within a matter of weeks, the clamping was cancelled, due to the cost of replacing locks on their own vehicles.
Obviously, this is not legal. And I'm not suggesting that the spineless citizens of Dublin should follow suit in defending their liberties against clampers as the French have.
But wouldn't it be fantastic if they did?