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Blackburn pub gets to fly England flag after row

Lancashire Telegraph: Landlord Kris Ball outside his pub with the England flags Landlord Kris Ball outside his pub with the England flags

A PUB landlord who was asked to take down his St George’s flags was allowed to keep his decorations up after two Blackburn councillors intervened.

Kris Ball, who runs the Brownhill Arms in Blackburn, said health and safety had ‘gone mad’ after a Blackburn with Darwen Council official told him the eight 5ft by 3ft banners might blow into the road and knock a cyclist off their bike.

Mr Ball said he could not believe what he had been asked to do.

The 37-year-old, who had previously put up the flags for special occasions such as St George’s Day, the Royal Wedding and the Euro Championships, said: “At first I was a bit annoyed. This bloke came in and gave me an ultimatum.

“Now it seems like it is just a bit of health and safety going mad.

Council leader Coun Kate Holler and Coun Phil Riley called in to the Whalley New Road pub to see what the fuss was about.

Coun Riley said: “We had a conversation about how big a risk there was and the conclusion was there wasn’t really a risk.”

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11:05am Mon 16 Jun 14

Noiticer says...

They'll soon be taken down as England will be out of the World Cup shortly!
They'll soon be taken down as England will be out of the World Cup shortly! Noiticer
  • Score: -23

11:18am Mon 16 Jun 14

AnthonyUK says...

Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 64

11:21am Mon 16 Jun 14

claret777 says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.[/p][/quote]I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not. claret777
  • Score: 90

11:25am Mon 16 Jun 14

AnthonyUK says...

claret777 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.
Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm
igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.[/p][/quote]I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.[/p][/quote]Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 83

11:27am Mon 16 Jun 14

mmickk says...

This is just the council playing good cop bad cop. Hollerns brainwave to make them look good. And all it proves is the waste of space they really are pathetic!
This is just the council playing good cop bad cop. Hollerns brainwave to make them look good. And all it proves is the waste of space they really are pathetic! mmickk
  • Score: 50

12:02pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Smudge1971 says...

What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.
What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention. Smudge1971
  • Score: -49

12:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

If anyone has any bother with these workshy jobsworths, who are trying to justify their existance, ask them to show you the section in the Health & Safety Regs which pertains to the risk. Many perceived risks are just a myth. Then tell them to go away!
If anyone has any bother with these workshy jobsworths, who are trying to justify their existance, ask them to show you the section in the Health & Safety Regs which pertains to the risk. Many perceived risks are just a myth. Then tell them to go away! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 48

12:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

abetterblackburn says...

Blackburn with Darwen Council - Run by someone from Scotland and overseen by a Southerner. Both well and truly under the thumb of a fast growing community simply for votes.

Blackburn deserves better than this!
Blackburn with Darwen Council - Run by someone from Scotland and overseen by a Southerner. Both well and truly under the thumb of a fast growing community simply for votes. Blackburn deserves better than this! abetterblackburn
  • Score: 67

12:13pm Mon 16 Jun 14

hasslem hasslem says...

I understand that the person who told the pub to take the flags down had nothing to do with the council and was just impersonating a council official.

regrettably there are loads of scammers around - intent on mucking around.
I understand that the person who told the pub to take the flags down had nothing to do with the council and was just impersonating a council official. regrettably there are loads of scammers around - intent on mucking around. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -28

12:15pm Mon 16 Jun 14

woolywords says...

Once over, and I don't know if it still applies, but if you wanted to raise the Union flag, you had to have planning permission. If it was on an angle, of say 45°, you didn't need it.
By the way, Health and Safety is not within the local council remit, they only deal with pollution and the like, so this 'official' was exceeding his powers.
Once over, and I don't know if it still applies, but if you wanted to raise the Union flag, you had to have planning permission. If it was on an angle, of say 45°, you didn't need it. By the way, Health and Safety is not within the local council remit, they only deal with pollution and the like, so this 'official' was exceeding his powers. woolywords
  • Score: 30

12:24pm Mon 16 Jun 14

woolywords says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
I understand that the person who told the pub to take the flags down had nothing to do with the council and was just impersonating a council official.

regrettably there are loads of scammers around - intent on mucking around.
After a series of bogus workmen in the area, my Mum has started photographing callers to her home, on her phone..
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: I understand that the person who told the pub to take the flags down had nothing to do with the council and was just impersonating a council official. regrettably there are loads of scammers around - intent on mucking around.[/p][/quote]After a series of bogus workmen in the area, my Mum has started photographing callers to her home, on her phone.. woolywords
  • Score: 35

12:37pm Mon 16 Jun 14

greenscreener says...

Always makes me smile when I see the Brownhill Arms has all the flags out, cheers up a totally bleak roundabout !
Always makes me smile when I see the Brownhill Arms has all the flags out, cheers up a totally bleak roundabout ! greenscreener
  • Score: 55

12:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

Can anybody confirm (as it's hard to tell from the image) if the front flags are attached to the silver railings or something furtherer back?

You could argue that with wind in the right direction they will blow right in to traffic if they are attached to the silver railings as there is literally no gap between the railings and the road, if they are attached to anything else then there is no issue.
Can anybody confirm (as it's hard to tell from the image) if the front flags are attached to the silver railings or something furtherer back? You could argue that with wind in the right direction they will blow right in to traffic if they are attached to the silver railings as there is literally no gap between the railings and the road, if they are attached to anything else then there is no issue. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 17

1:08pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
claret777 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.
Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm

igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.
You pri*k. Whats it got to do with Pakiran or Middle East, or immigrants or refugees?

What turn this into a race issue. it was a H&S issue by the council whether bogus or not, nothing to do with people being "offended" so stop stiring shi*t up you idiot.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.[/p][/quote]I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.[/p][/quote]Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.[/p][/quote]You pri*k. Whats it got to do with Pakiran or Middle East, or immigrants or refugees? What turn this into a race issue. it was a H&S issue by the council whether bogus or not, nothing to do with people being "offended" so stop stiring shi*t up you idiot. Openminded?
  • Score: -11

1:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

Those flags are obstructing the highway and should be taken down. See http://www.legislati
on.gov.uk/ukpga/1980
/66/part/IX/crosshea
ding/obstruction-of-
highways-and-streets
Those flags are obstructing the highway and should be taken down. See http://www.legislati on.gov.uk/ukpga/1980 /66/part/IX/crosshea ding/obstruction-of- highways-and-streets Alex Martindale
  • Score: -48

1:23pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ossyrover73 says...

I cannot believe this story the world has gone mad. Flags anywhere could come adrift and find the way onto main roads!!! Why this particular one?. Yet on copy nook in Blackburn the main route into town from the east, people are replacing tyres on the main road with cars jacked up in the air!!!! Is this a health and safety concern comments from the HSE on that one please.
I cannot believe this story the world has gone mad. Flags anywhere could come adrift and find the way onto main roads!!! Why this particular one?. Yet on copy nook in Blackburn the main route into town from the east, people are replacing tyres on the main road with cars jacked up in the air!!!! Is this a health and safety concern comments from the HSE on that one please. ossyrover73
  • Score: 42

1:29pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

The railings these flags are attached to are immediately adjacent a busy roundabout, shortly after a dual carriageway.

With the wind blowing in the right (wrong?) direction they will be 5 metres into the road, without being adrift.
The railings these flags are attached to are immediately adjacent a busy roundabout, shortly after a dual carriageway. With the wind blowing in the right (wrong?) direction they will be 5 metres into the road, without being adrift. Alex Martindale
  • Score: -39

1:30pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

Correction: 5 feet, sorry.
Correction: 5 feet, sorry. Alex Martindale
  • Score: -27

1:37pm Mon 16 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

Openminded? wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
claret777 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.
Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm


igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.
You pri*k. Whats it got to do with Pakiran or Middle East, or immigrants or refugees?

What turn this into a race issue. it was a H&S issue by the council whether bogus or not, nothing to do with people being "offended" so stop stiring shi*t up you idiot.
As usual, another story turns to a comments section full of racist bile.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.[/p][/quote]I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.[/p][/quote]Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.[/p][/quote]You pri*k. Whats it got to do with Pakiran or Middle East, or immigrants or refugees? What turn this into a race issue. it was a H&S issue by the council whether bogus or not, nothing to do with people being "offended" so stop stiring shi*t up you idiot.[/p][/quote]As usual, another story turns to a comments section full of racist bile. GracesDad
  • Score: -9

1:38pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ossyrover73 says...

Ok fair point but I have twice (In the last 3 years) nearly knocked someone over working on cars in a main busy road into Blackburn. All I am saying is how come the HSE people don't notice these kind of hazards.
Ok fair point but I have twice (In the last 3 years) nearly knocked someone over working on cars in a main busy road into Blackburn. All I am saying is how come the HSE people don't notice these kind of hazards. ossyrover73
  • Score: 36

1:40pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

Ossyrover73, did you try reporting it?
Ossyrover73, did you try reporting it? Alex Martindale
  • Score: -26

1:47pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ossyrover73 says...

Its been reported to council and the police who both said they would take a look into it..........although I haven't nor expected any feedback.
Its been reported to council and the police who both said they would take a look into it..........although I haven't nor expected any feedback. ossyrover73
  • Score: 26

2:25pm Mon 16 Jun 14

LancsM says...

At least the flags show us which pubs to avoid if we want to keep away from the chavs,
At least the flags show us which pubs to avoid if we want to keep away from the chavs, LancsM
  • Score: 17

2:47pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

Alex Martindale wrote:
Those flags are obstructing the highway and should be taken down. See http://www.legislati

on.gov.uk/ukpga/1980

/66/part/IX/crosshea

ding/obstruction-of-

highways-and-streets
You need to get out more and a girlfriend / boyfriend.
[quote][p][bold]Alex Martindale[/bold] wrote: Those flags are obstructing the highway and should be taken down. See http://www.legislati on.gov.uk/ukpga/1980 /66/part/IX/crosshea ding/obstruction-of- highways-and-streets[/p][/quote]You need to get out more and a girlfriend / boyfriend. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 29

2:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

alrac82 says...

They are not attached to the railings they are attached to poles further back.I drive past them daily and they are not causing any issues to traffic at all so stop whinging !
They are not attached to the railings they are attached to poles further back.I drive past them daily and they are not causing any issues to traffic at all so stop whinging ! alrac82
  • Score: 34

3:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 34

4:15pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

GracesDad wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
claret777 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.
Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm



igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.
You pri*k. Whats it got to do with Pakiran or Middle East, or immigrants or refugees?

What turn this into a race issue. it was a H&S issue by the council whether bogus or not, nothing to do with people being "offended" so stop stiring shi*t up you idiot.
As usual, another story turns to a comments section full of racist bile.
Exactly.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.[/p][/quote]I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.[/p][/quote]Well I say good to him and all the others with England flags buntings and decorations this is ENGLAND not india NOT pakistan NOT the Middle East NOT eastern europe and anywhere else, keep your flags up and ignore dogooders/council officials/police/imm igrants/refugees etc who say take em down! It WAS h&s nonsense claret777 NOT racism that was overreacted to when it shouldn't have been.[/p][/quote]You pri*k. Whats it got to do with Pakiran or Middle East, or immigrants or refugees? What turn this into a race issue. it was a H&S issue by the council whether bogus or not, nothing to do with people being "offended" so stop stiring shi*t up you idiot.[/p][/quote]As usual, another story turns to a comments section full of racist bile.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Openminded?
  • Score: -10

4:18pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr
ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British. Openminded?
  • Score: 30

4:28pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr

ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 22

4:33pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr


ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
I didn't accuse you being racist.

Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not.

99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.[/p][/quote]I didn't accuse you being racist. Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not. 99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport. Openminded?
  • Score: 36

4:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr



ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
I didn't accuse you being racist.

Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not.

99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.
Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?'
I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag.
It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue.
A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.[/p][/quote]I didn't accuse you being racist. Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not. 99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.[/p][/quote]Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?' I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag. It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue. A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 21

4:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr




ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
I didn't accuse you being racist.

Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not.

99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.
Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?'
I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag.
It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue.
A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.
You twisted it by merely implying it.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.[/p][/quote]I didn't accuse you being racist. Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not. 99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.[/p][/quote]Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?' I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag. It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue. A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.[/p][/quote]You twisted it by merely implying it. Openminded?
  • Score: -18

4:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr





ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
I didn't accuse you being racist.

Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not.

99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.
Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?'
I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag.
It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue.
A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.
You twisted it by merely implying it.
Merely implying what?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.[/p][/quote]I didn't accuse you being racist. Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not. 99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.[/p][/quote]Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?' I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag. It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue. A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.[/p][/quote]You twisted it by merely implying it.[/p][/quote]Merely implying what? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 18

6:26pm Mon 16 Jun 14

heaven1 says...

Blackburn with Darwen council are a bunch of idiots over paid clowns, and i know had plènty of dealings with them through my business. On the other hand glad the two councillors let him keep them up, but what a waste of the boroughs money having to deal with this in the first place, if i was the council leader the official who told him to take down i would read him the riot act or sack him for wasting time.
Blackburn with Darwen council are a bunch of idiots over paid clowns, and i know had plènty of dealings with them through my business. On the other hand glad the two councillors let him keep them up, but what a waste of the boroughs money having to deal with this in the first place, if i was the council leader the official who told him to take down i would read him the riot act or sack him for wasting time. heaven1
  • Score: 25

6:55pm Mon 16 Jun 14

karltop says...

Smudge1971 wrote:
What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.
Well, that was the council's intention. Invented some H+S nonsense instead of having the balls to give their real, anti-white, anti-British, racist reason.
[quote][p][bold]Smudge1971[/bold] wrote: What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.[/p][/quote]Well, that was the council's intention. Invented some H+S nonsense instead of having the balls to give their real, anti-white, anti-British, racist reason. karltop
  • Score: 14

6:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

Overpaid? Please explain. Councillors like Kate and Phil get expenses only and most of the full time council staff are on enforced 4-day weeks.
Overpaid? Please explain. Councillors like Kate and Phil get expenses only and most of the full time council staff are on enforced 4-day weeks. Alex Martindale
  • Score: -18

6:57pm Mon 16 Jun 14

boynesider says...

misuse of H&S by the council.surely this is a misuse of power and should be addressed.put names in the frame and shame them.the council is there to serve not dictate
misuse of H&S by the council.surely this is a misuse of power and should be addressed.put names in the frame and shame them.the council is there to serve not dictate boynesider
  • Score: 21

7:10pm Mon 16 Jun 14

vicn1956 says...

Article in the Mail on Sunday about fighting back against health and safety. Many of these health "scares" have no foundation in law. The article tells you how to challenge most of these stupid edicts!
Article in the Mail on Sunday about fighting back against health and safety. Many of these health "scares" have no foundation in law. The article tells you how to challenge most of these stupid edicts! vicn1956
  • Score: 24

7:13pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Scott Graham says...

karltop wrote:
Smudge1971 wrote:
What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.
Well, that was the council's intention. Invented some H+S nonsense instead of having the balls to give their real, anti-white, anti-British, racist reason.
Mate your looking in the wrong places for racists, start by looking in the mirror.
[quote][p][bold]karltop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smudge1971[/bold] wrote: What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.[/p][/quote]Well, that was the council's intention. Invented some H+S nonsense instead of having the balls to give their real, anti-white, anti-British, racist reason.[/p][/quote]Mate your looking in the wrong places for racists, start by looking in the mirror. Scott Graham
  • Score: 16

7:34pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ghost of sceptic says...

This is EU directives and Brussels all over it. Lets get out the european union, sooner the better.
This is EU directives and Brussels all over it. Lets get out the european union, sooner the better. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 16

7:43pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

I can assure "ghost of sceptic" that no-one in the EU cares about the flags outside the Brownhill Arms. I asked a French guy this morning, he said "Je ne comprends pas". He then added "Aussi, où est Brownhill?". I'm fairly sure that means he hates England.

Most countries have laws against desecrating flags by the addition of words, crests or Danish beer company logos. Mr. Ball should be grateful he doesn't live there.

Also, can't believe nobody picked up on the pun in the guy's surname.
I can assure "ghost of sceptic" that no-one in the EU cares about the flags outside the Brownhill Arms. I asked a French guy this morning, he said "Je ne comprends pas". He then added "Aussi, où est Brownhill?". I'm fairly sure that means he hates England. Most countries have laws against desecrating flags by the addition of words, crests or Danish beer company logos. Mr. Ball should be grateful he doesn't live there. Also, can't believe nobody picked up on the pun in the guy's surname. Alex Martindale
  • Score: 13

8:01pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

Smudge1971 wrote:
What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.
What's so terrible about racism ?
ALL humans are racist - because we all prefer the company of our own kind.
That's why we have "ghettoes". Muslim immigrants gather in one area, Polish in another, native Brits stay in certain areas and won't move back into the areas that immigrants have commandeered and so on. None of the various racial/religious groups mix because they want to be amongst people with whom they a common thread.
It's all perfectly natural and nothing the politicians can ever do will change it because it's human nature.
[quote][p][bold]Smudge1971[/bold] wrote: What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.[/p][/quote]What's so terrible about racism ? ALL humans are racist - because we all prefer the company of our own kind. That's why we have "ghettoes". Muslim immigrants gather in one area, Polish in another, native Brits stay in certain areas and won't move back into the areas that immigrants have commandeered and so on. None of the various racial/religious groups mix because they want to be amongst people with whom they a common thread. It's all perfectly natural and nothing the politicians can ever do will change it because it's human nature. Copperhead
  • Score: 13

9:23pm Mon 16 Jun 14

POW WOW says...

Copperhead wrote:
Smudge1971 wrote:
What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.
What's so terrible about racism ?
ALL humans are racist - because we all prefer the company of our own kind.
That's why we have "ghettoes". Muslim immigrants gather in one area, Polish in another, native Brits stay in certain areas and won't move back into the areas that immigrants have commandeered and so on. None of the various racial/religious groups mix because they want to be amongst people with whom they a common thread.
It's all perfectly natural and nothing the politicians can ever do will change it because it's human nature.
Ghettos are racist and an haven for hell raising in my book !!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smudge1971[/bold] wrote: What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.[/p][/quote]What's so terrible about racism ? ALL humans are racist - because we all prefer the company of our own kind. That's why we have "ghettoes". Muslim immigrants gather in one area, Polish in another, native Brits stay in certain areas and won't move back into the areas that immigrants have commandeered and so on. None of the various racial/religious groups mix because they want to be amongst people with whom they a common thread. It's all perfectly natural and nothing the politicians can ever do will change it because it's human nature.[/p][/quote]Ghettos are racist and an haven for hell raising in my book !!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 13

9:53pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Shane says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr






ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
I didn't accuse you being racist.

Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not.

99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.
Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?'
I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag.
It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue.
A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.
You twisted it by merely implying it.
Merely implying what?
And there Openminded lies he problem.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.[/p][/quote]I didn't accuse you being racist. Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not. 99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.[/p][/quote]Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?' I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag. It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue. A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.[/p][/quote]You twisted it by merely implying it.[/p][/quote]Merely implying what?[/p][/quote]And there Openminded lies he problem. Shane
  • Score: 13

10:54pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

Shane wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose.
I suspect some politically correct


councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community.
Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British'

Health and safety my eyeball.
Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media.

If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr







ants issue.....

No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off.

As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.
Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.
I didn't accuse you being racist.

Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not.

99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.
Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?'
I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag.
It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue.
A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.
You twisted it by merely implying it.
Merely implying what?
And there Openminded lies he problem.
Indeed.
[quote][p][bold]Shane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Try telling the yanks to take their flags down. All hell would break loose. I suspect some politically correct councillor here who's afraid of upsetting certain members of the community. Wasn't it only last week that Cameron was telling us all to be 'more British' Health and safety my eyeball.[/p][/quote]Again its only you who thinks that flags would upset a certain community, its what been fed to you by the media. If the council thinks its a H&S risk, then so be it, but for all our sakes do not turn this into a race/religion/immigr ants issue..... No one is offended and if anyone is, they can fu*k off. As a Muslim, I am proud to be British.[/p][/quote]Well said. I wasn't beìng racist but merely implying that there are those who will do anything for votes. That in itself is enough to cause resentment and is not helpful.[/p][/quote]I didn't accuse you being racist. Thats where you getting it wrong, people need to stop "merely implying" and twisting the issue into things it is not. 99% of the non-white community do not have an issue with England/British flags being flown and the 1% are those radical individuals who this government need to deport.[/p][/quote]Merely implying where my words. Where did I 'twist the issue?' I'm pleased that the majority of the'none white community' don''t have an issue with our national flag. It was the idiot who told the landlorrd to take them down who has the issue. A political issue IMO and nothing to do with H&S.[/p][/quote]You twisted it by merely implying it.[/p][/quote]Merely implying what?[/p][/quote]And there Openminded lies he problem.[/p][/quote]Indeed. Openminded?
  • Score: 6

6:58am Tue 17 Jun 14

Brimstone52 says...

A over officious official who's not very bright and has an over active imagination is a dangerous combination.
A over officious official who's not very bright and has an over active imagination is a dangerous combination. Brimstone52
  • Score: 17

7:51am Tue 17 Jun 14

ossybsting says...

hahahahahahah your all MAD
hahahahahahah your all MAD ossybsting
  • Score: -16

8:05am Tue 17 Jun 14

AnthonyUK says...

claret777 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.
I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.
How do you know?
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Some toffeenosed idiot on the council who got it wrong! Happens all the time. And I thought this shower of a govt was gonna clampdown on H&S madness such as this dogooder nonsense and other petty rules! BwDBC you go too far and you should be ashamed of this incident-you couldn't make it up! Good thing that sense prevailed on the intervention of two councillors though.[/p][/quote]I wonder if that was the real reason for the council wanting to take it down...somehow I think not.[/p][/quote]How do you know? AnthonyUK
  • Score: 16

9:06am Tue 17 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ossyrover73 wrote:
I cannot believe this story the world has gone mad. Flags anywhere could come adrift and find the way onto main roads!!! Why this particular one?. Yet on copy nook in Blackburn the main route into town from the east, people are replacing tyres on the main road with cars jacked up in the air!!!! Is this a health and safety concern comments from the HSE on that one please.
Ahh BUT !!!!
[quote][p][bold]ossyrover73[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe this story the world has gone mad. Flags anywhere could come adrift and find the way onto main roads!!! Why this particular one?. Yet on copy nook in Blackburn the main route into town from the east, people are replacing tyres on the main road with cars jacked up in the air!!!! Is this a health and safety concern comments from the HSE on that one please.[/p][/quote]Ahh BUT !!!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

2:02pm Tue 17 Jun 14

vicn1956 says...

If you have an open mind your brains fall out!
If you have an open mind your brains fall out! vicn1956
  • Score: -8

4:58pm Tue 17 Jun 14

mikebuk says...

Aw my Gawd, the world gawn maaaaad, blah blah my country, blah blah I'm not racist but ..........

Did you know the sky is green and grass is orange, The Mail told me so.
Aw my Gawd, the world gawn maaaaad, blah blah my country, blah blah I'm not racist but .......... Did you know the sky is green and grass is orange, The Mail told me so. mikebuk
  • Score: -7

5:01pm Tue 17 Jun 14

mikebuk says...

Smudge1971 wrote:
What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.
Well said Sir
[quote][p][bold]Smudge1971[/bold] wrote: What absolute twaddle. Where the hell did Pakistan, Eastern Europe and India come into it? Stop turning every single issue into a platform for racism. And don't deny that it is your intention.[/p][/quote]Well said Sir mikebuk
  • Score: 8

7:12pm Tue 17 Jun 14

MIKYPLUM says...

Alex Martindale wrote:
Those flags are obstructing the highway and should be taken down. See http://www.legislati

on.gov.uk/ukpga/1980

/66/part/IX/crosshea

ding/obstruction-of-

highways-and-streets
this person needs to get a life, and stop moaning
[quote][p][bold]Alex Martindale[/bold] wrote: Those flags are obstructing the highway and should be taken down. See http://www.legislati on.gov.uk/ukpga/1980 /66/part/IX/crosshea ding/obstruction-of- highways-and-streets[/p][/quote]this person needs to get a life, and stop moaning MIKYPLUM
  • Score: 6

7:15pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Alex Martindale says...

I love that people who scroll to the bottom of the comments section on a day-old local news story then have the audacity to tell someone else to get a life.
I love that people who scroll to the bottom of the comments section on a day-old local news story then have the audacity to tell someone else to get a life. Alex Martindale
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Tue 17 Jun 14

slants says...

Why doe4sn't he tell us the names of these moron councillors for future reference or is that forbidden also..
Why doe4sn't he tell us the names of these moron councillors for future reference or is that forbidden also.. slants
  • Score: 8

10:13pm Tue 17 Jun 14

mr hns says...

The easy excuse is 'elf an safety but it is never usually the case! H&S is not full of killjoys. look at myth busters on the HSE website its full of excuses like that
The easy excuse is 'elf an safety but it is never usually the case! H&S is not full of killjoys. look at myth busters on the HSE website its full of excuses like that mr hns
  • Score: 9

8:29am Wed 18 Jun 14

S4AWX100 says...

alrac82 wrote:
They are not attached to the railings they are attached to poles further back.I drive past them daily and they are not causing any issues to traffic at all so stop whinging !
Well open your eyes they are attatched to the railings!
[quote][p][bold]alrac82[/bold] wrote: They are not attached to the railings they are attached to poles further back.I drive past them daily and they are not causing any issues to traffic at all so stop whinging ![/p][/quote]Well open your eyes they are attatched to the railings! S4AWX100
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