Sewage floods London neighbourhood

London PooClapham Road in Kennington was closed as London had to deal with a river of filthy water from a burst pipe.

The tweets were quick to follow,
#Crapham
#Poonami,
#LondonPoo.

Clapham is described in Wikipedia as an affluent multi-cultural neighbourhood, home to middle-class professionals, and a vibrant Gay community.  Or should it be effluent?

In the early 20th century, Clapham was seen as an ordinary commuter suburb, often cited as representing ordinary people: hence the so-called “Man on the Clapham omnibus”.

The man on the Clapham omnibus is a hypothetical reasonable person, used by the courts in English law where it is necessary to decide whether a party has acted as a reasonable person would.

Kennington is described as  “the politicians’ enclave across the Thames from Westminster” by the The Sunday Times.   The Times observed that “Kennington…is the suburb that has featured the most in the MPs’ expenses scandal.

Do the politicians and other communities in that area still represent ordinary British people?  Is this another warning?

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