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That follows complaints the present system is unfair and sees homeless families jumping the queue and getting a council house ahead of existing tenants living in cramped flats.
Angry customers rushed an Apple store after an Apple employee allegedly attacked several people he accused of jumping the queue, iPad.net reported.
When the bus came they all surged forward and an old man accused me of jumping the queue. He poked me in my side with his elbow, when I said how long I had been there.
Mr Owen said his behaviour was triggered by Mrs Hayward jumping the queue and he accepted he overreacted.
She wrote: "Concerns have been raised as to whether this will create a two-tier system of health provision and reversion to longer waiting times with NHS patients jumping the queue."