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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:33 am 
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'Noisy' Union Jack lowered by council after just ONE resident complained about it flapping in the wind
*Locals reacted angrily after council was forced to remove a Union Flag
*The brand new flag was raised by Totnes Town Council at civic hall
*Locals say it helped to ignite patriotic pride ahead of the Euro 2016
*But one killjoy resident complained the flag was making too much noise

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3643907/Noisy-Union-Jack-lowered-council-just-ONE-resident-complained-flapping-wind.html

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At the meeting, it was pointed out that the flag was only flown on special occasions and suggestions were made that if a flag was to fly over the council-run hall on a permanent basis it should be the town's own colours.

The councillor who took it down, Ben Piper, said: 'It has never been customary to fly the Union Flag over the Civic Hall constantly.

'Somebody did have a moan about the flag and it was drawn to our attention that it was still up.'



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TVL178 Mike, Lake District, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
More pathetic pandering to the regressive left. Let's vote leave and fly our flag with pride.
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already1984, Chonburi, Thailand, 6 hours ago
And slowly Britain dies , one flap at a time .
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Common Bloke, London, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
The Union Flag might offend certain people. Let's replace it with a white sheet. Much more appropriate for the Remain camp.
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Barry Badger, Adelaide, Australia, 5 hours ago
Don't suppose we know the origins of the person who complained? Vote Leave.
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Not sure, Barry. What'd you reckon?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:23 am 
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Rampart lunacy: Council pays £40,000 to fit 10-level, 60m eyesore at home of disabled girl who needed a simple ramp

Ah, not precisely. Look at the slope there and tell me all they needed was "a simple ramp" :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -ramp.html



The story has disappeared off the site. I wonder if they finally realised it was bollocks?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:47 pm 
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Sorry, who won the referendum? Council puts up signs in KILOMETRES around town which voted for Brexit
Forty-five signs erected around Burnley park showing distances in kilometres
It has caused uproar among residents, with the majority voting for Brexit
Signs designed to encourage exercise around Brun Valley Forest Park


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ceful.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Grandather John Pickup, 68, told The Sun: 'We've fought and won two world wars and finally won our referendum to come out of the European Union. But now we are producing pathway signs in kilometres.'



:lol: Managed to shoehorn the World Wars into it.


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Opine, Ramsgate - England, United States Minor Outlying Islands, 28 minutes ago
A Labour council taking revenge against its own voters? Surely not?
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Beaker656, Manchester, United Kingdom, 33 minutes ago
I wonder if they'll go missing?
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barkay4591, Leicester, United Kingdom, 31 minutes ago
Pull em down, simples.
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Firegem, West Country, United Kingdom, 28 minutes ago
Typical left wings who made those signs. Paint over them.
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John Johnson, California, United States, 26 minutes ago
Pull the signs down, and vote the leftists out.
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AsIseeit, Here there and everywhere, United Kingdom, 27 minutes ago
Is this legal?
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WIthnail, Kendal, United Kingdom, 26 minutes ago
They should just be grateful they're not in Punjabi.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
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Grandather John Pickup, 68, told The Sun: 'We've fought and won two world wars and finally won our referendum to come out of the European Union. But now we are producing pathway signs in kilometres.'


Hmm, 2017 - 68 ...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:00 pm 
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PaulOnBooks wrote:
Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
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Grandather John Pickup, 68, told The Sun: 'We've fought and won two world wars and finally won our referendum to come out of the European Union. But now we are producing pathway signs in kilometres.'


Hmm, 2017 - 68 ...


Not even "Made on VJ day".


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:01 pm 
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My dad must have missed the memo, he didn't know he was fighting WW2 to keep kilometres out. He was very pragmatic and quite in favour of decimalised measurements.


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Mine, too. But he was definitely not keen on fascists.

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