Saturday, June 19, 2010


More politically correct stupidity in the UK? Why would anyone be offended? It is their own personal cars, so why is this rule even possible?

More than 1,200 housing association staff banned from flying England flags on their OWN cars

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:03 PM on 10th June 2010

Ban: Bolton at Home, which manages 18,500 council houses in Manchester has ordered workers to remove England flags from their own cars

Staff at Bolton At Home have been warned that decking out their cars with St George's flags could 'discriminate' against those who don't support England during the World Cup

More than 1,200 workers have been banned from flying England flags on their own cars by managers - over fears they could deemed as racist.

Employees at the housing association were sent a group e-mail warning that decking out their personal vehicles with the St George's flags could 'discriminate' against those who don't support England during the World Cup.

Managers at Bolton At Home in Greater Manchester, which manages 18,200 council houses in Bolton, insist cars owned by their workforce must remain 'neutral' in order to treat all its 'customers with respect and without discrimination'.

But today an employee at the organisation said: 'It's an absolute disgrace.

'All we want to do is show our support for the England football team in the World Cup but we are in effect being told it is racist to start waving the England flag.


Chris Korah said...

If they happen to be racist then let them try to deal with that as an independent issue, the World Cup is precisely that - a WORLD event, and thus everyone is free to support whatever team they choose, especially in the home country!

Imagine the backlash if Montreal said we couldn't fly Habs flags during the playoffs! I've heard the UK pass some draconian stuff before, but this is just plain silly!

been around the block said...

England is doomed, I say, doomed.

All the beer, cream puffs, and stewed tea must have weakened their brains and balls.

It's way past push-back time. I wonder what flags the Islamists are flying from THEIR cars? No doubt, they won't be asked to remove them should their World Cup preferences offend a home-grown Brit.


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