Traffic warden sacked for having golliwog keyring

The Bolton News: The golliwog keyring The golliwog keyring

A traffic warden has been sacked — for having a golliwog keyring.

Mike Bower had worked for NSL Services, which manages parking on behalf of Bury Council, for about nine months when he was told by bosses that it was deemed an inappropriate object.

He received a letter through the post on Christmas Eve terminating his contract.

Mr Bower, of Sherwood Avenue, Radcliffe, has now spoken out after an appeal against his dismissal was rejected.

The 52-year-old said that he kept the keyring in his pocket and never had any intention to cause offence.

He says it only became an issue when the key ring fell off his bunch of keys, and he found it placed on his locker the next morning.

He claims he was then called in by bosses at the firm, based in Carne House, Parsons Lane, Bury, and told he was under investigation. Mr Bower said: “Christmas was cancelled in our household. I know there is not a good time to get sacked, but it was not good to lose my job on Christmas Eve.

“The key ring fell off my bunch and someone put it on my locker and the next thing I know I am being sacked.

“I did not flash it about. I kept it very private.”

Mr Bower said he bought the keyring for himself from a car boot sale after previously selling a similar key ring on eBay.

He added: “I buy and sell things on eBay and these keyrings are very collectable. I have bought one before and sold it on the internet. I am not a racist. I have lived in several other countries for quite a long period.

“I was working on the late shift and did not finish work until 9pm. When I got home, my wife asked: ‘Where’s your keyring,’ and I said I must have lost it on the road somewhere.

“It is not a racial item. It is just a keyring.”

A spokesman for NSL Parking said: “We can confirm that a civil enforcement officer was dismissed from his employment with NSL on December 23, 2013.

“The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”

Mr Bower now says he is planning to take the company to court.

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10:24am Thu 23 Jan 14

nozza17 says...

PC gone MAAAAAAAAAD
PC gone MAAAAAAAAAD nozza17

10:37am Thu 23 Jan 14

linda617 says...

Unbelievable!!! What kind of employer has the time to spend on this kind of trivia - surely they have more important things to worry about!
Unbelievable!!! What kind of employer has the time to spend on this kind of trivia - surely they have more important things to worry about! linda617

10:54am Thu 23 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Has he got the £1200 he will have to find to take the company to a tribunal?

How long was he working for the company?

What was his previous record?

Personally given the track record of NSL targeting normal hard working people I don't have much sympathy, however seeing as he has run to the papers this is proberbly a scam.

Why would anyone have such as item these days?
Has he got the £1200 he will have to find to take the company to a tribunal? How long was he working for the company? What was his previous record? Personally given the track record of NSL targeting normal hard working people I don't have much sympathy, however seeing as he has run to the papers this is proberbly a scam. Why would anyone have such as item these days? Jim271

10:55am Thu 23 Jan 14

soup153 says...

We know what to put on their Christmas Cards
We know what to put on their Christmas Cards soup153

11:09am Thu 23 Jan 14

Bowtonboy says...

So who actually took offence? I doubt whether this "crime" would warrant summary dismissal. I hope Mr Bower takes his employer to a tribunal and wins.
So who actually took offence? I doubt whether this "crime" would warrant summary dismissal. I hope Mr Bower takes his employer to a tribunal and wins. Bowtonboy

11:12am Thu 23 Jan 14

HOOSIER says...

I wonder if nsl boses use jam on their toast will they be sacked for having an offensive logo on a particular brand of jam .
I wonder if nsl boses use jam on their toast will they be sacked for having an offensive logo on a particular brand of jam . HOOSIER

11:28am Thu 23 Jan 14

lhamill2@hotmail.com says...

nozza17 wrote:
PC gone MAAAAAAAAAD
The man what was sacked because of a gollywog on a key ring on christmas eve! l have never heard of a load of rubbish ! We all had a gollywog growing up we saved our stickers of the jam and sent them off fo a badge! What dos it matter its a toy for crying out loud lve never heard anything so ridiculais! Give the man his job back!
[quote][p][bold]nozza17[/bold] wrote: PC gone MAAAAAAAAAD[/p][/quote]The man what was sacked because of a gollywog on a key ring on christmas eve! l have never heard of a load of rubbish ! We all had a gollywog growing up we saved our stickers of the jam and sent them off fo a badge! What dos it matter its a toy for crying out loud lve never heard anything so ridiculais! Give the man his job back! lhamill2@hotmail.com

11:29am Thu 23 Jan 14

mollymalone86 says...

This is absolutely outrageous!!!! Give the guy his job back
This is absolutely outrageous!!!! Give the guy his job back mollymalone86

11:37am Thu 23 Jan 14

guesty86 says...

golly gosh its a bit harsh, one less traffic warden though
golly gosh its a bit harsh, one less traffic warden though guesty86

11:45am Thu 23 Jan 14

stereo_world says...

Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled.

Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.
Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled. Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world. stereo_world

11:47am Thu 23 Jan 14

stereo_world says...

stereo_world wrote:
Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled.

Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.
Sorry I should expand on my bull comment - yes, he wasn't waving it at anyone. My point is, if you walk around with Golliwog keyring knowing that it can be deemed offensive in some cases, it's not worth the risk is it?

I know people who have been offended by it - I used to work with a coloured chap and he was upset when he saw them on sale in a Rochdale shop.
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled. Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.[/p][/quote]Sorry I should expand on my bull comment - yes, he wasn't waving it at anyone. My point is, if you walk around with Golliwog keyring knowing that it can be deemed offensive in some cases, it's not worth the risk is it? I know people who have been offended by it - I used to work with a coloured chap and he was upset when he saw them on sale in a Rochdale shop. stereo_world

11:57am Thu 23 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

Words fail me.
Have I committed an offence with saying GOLLYWOG GOLLYWOG?
Words fail me. Have I committed an offence with saying GOLLYWOG GOLLYWOG? MrBenggo

11:58am Thu 23 Jan 14

buckfeed17 says...

these are in no way controversial and in no way racist. Poor man and i hope this ends up being a blessing in disguise for him and find a better employer than NSL
these are in no way controversial and in no way racist. Poor man and i hope this ends up being a blessing in disguise for him and find a better employer than NSL buckfeed17

12:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

hal pel says...

“I was working on the late shift and did not finish work until 9pm. When I got home, my wife asked: ‘Where’s your keyring,’ and I said I must have lost it on the road somewhere." I hope she asked that after making him his tea.
“I was working on the late shift and did not finish work until 9pm. When I got home, my wife asked: ‘Where’s your keyring,’ and I said I must have lost it on the road somewhere." I hope she asked that after making him his tea. hal pel

12:06pm Thu 23 Jan 14

chris25 says...

this is the most pathetic thing i have ever read .
this is the most pathetic thing i have ever read . chris25

12:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Regulatory Man says...

We all walk around with mouths capable of causing offence at any given time - do we all get sacked just in case we might say something that would be deemed inappropriate? I have a particular dislike to the uniformed Traffic Wardens so should they all be sacked because I find them offensive leading to this company having no business left to run?

They'd soon change their tune then wouldn't they.

All too quick these days, companies will use any excuse to get rid of someone and all they are doing when they do it like this, is pander to the lily livered, politically correct sensitive types who just love these examples.

Manchester City FC offends me but I don't ask that every blue coloured item is banned or removed from view or employees who wear a City hat/scarf get sacked for it.

If you're offended by a Golliwog then you have some serious issues in your life. Standing in front of someone whose skin colour is dark and calling them a blatant racist name - Yes that I would find offensive but aren't the people of this country allowed to have their own opinions and freedom to choose how they live their lives.

Pathetic this is and they need to Grow up!

Try worrying about multiple gang rapes in India and anywhere else in the world or pensioners getting robbed in Bolton in their own homes - That's offensive and worth getting worked up about.

Good luck to the chap sacked in finding new work - Just don't apply to work in a Jam processing plant though you might find yourself in another "sticky" situation (Pun intended).
We all walk around with mouths capable of causing offence at any given time - do we all get sacked just in case we might say something that would be deemed inappropriate? I have a particular dislike to the uniformed Traffic Wardens so should they all be sacked because I find them offensive leading to this company having no business left to run? They'd soon change their tune then wouldn't they. All too quick these days, companies will use any excuse to get rid of someone and all they are doing when they do it like this, is pander to the lily livered, politically correct sensitive types who just love these examples. Manchester City FC offends me but I don't ask that every blue coloured item is banned or removed from view or employees who wear a City hat/scarf get sacked for it. If you're offended by a Golliwog then you have some serious issues in your life. Standing in front of someone whose skin colour is dark and calling them a blatant racist name - Yes that I would find offensive but aren't the people of this country allowed to have their own opinions and freedom to choose how they live their lives. Pathetic this is and they need to Grow up! Try worrying about multiple gang rapes in India and anywhere else in the world or pensioners getting robbed in Bolton in their own homes - That's offensive and worth getting worked up about. Good luck to the chap sacked in finding new work - Just don't apply to work in a Jam processing plant though you might find yourself in another "sticky" situation (Pun intended). Regulatory Man

12:40pm Thu 23 Jan 14

V Meldrew says...

If I want a Gollywog anything (keyring, poster, doll) I will have it, probably next to my blackboard, and if I could I would want to watch the black & white minstrels show too (when I get to that age that is), and although Love thy Neighbour has not stood the test of time as it was not all that funny when it originally came on TV, I would watch that too if I could.
But at this present time we can't do any of the above, but we are able see two of the same sex kissing on the telly and in the street.
I'm don't hold much hope for the human race at this rate.
If I want a Gollywog anything (keyring, poster, doll) I will have it, probably next to my blackboard, and if I could I would want to watch the black & white minstrels show too (when I get to that age that is), and although Love thy Neighbour has not stood the test of time as it was not all that funny when it originally came on TV, I would watch that too if I could. But at this present time we can't do any of the above, but we are able see two of the same sex kissing on the telly and in the street. I'm don't hold much hope for the human race at this rate. V Meldrew

12:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Janch1 says...

The world has gone mad! PC crazy! For someone to lose their job over such a trivial thing as a keyring with a toy on it is beyond belief.
The world has gone mad! PC crazy! For someone to lose their job over such a trivial thing as a keyring with a toy on it is beyond belief. Janch1

12:54pm Thu 23 Jan 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Absoloutly correct to sack him in my opinion and that goes for any Asian/coloured/non white person who owns a white doll.
Absoloutly correct to sack him in my opinion and that goes for any Asian/coloured/non white person who owns a white doll. cliff4treasurer

12:58pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

stereo_world wrote:
stereo_world wrote:
Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled.

Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.
Sorry I should expand on my bull comment - yes, he wasn't waving it at anyone. My point is, if you walk around with Golliwog keyring knowing that it can be deemed offensive in some cases, it's not worth the risk is it?

I know people who have been offended by it - I used to work with a coloured chap and he was upset when he saw them on sale in a Rochdale shop.
Only in Bolton could someone talk about Racsim using the word "coloured". They are racist, portray black people as slow and childlike. Get in the 21 century. He should not have been sacked. But what sort of man walks around with a keyring like that.
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled. Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.[/p][/quote]Sorry I should expand on my bull comment - yes, he wasn't waving it at anyone. My point is, if you walk around with Golliwog keyring knowing that it can be deemed offensive in some cases, it's not worth the risk is it? I know people who have been offended by it - I used to work with a coloured chap and he was upset when he saw them on sale in a Rochdale shop.[/p][/quote]Only in Bolton could someone talk about Racsim using the word "coloured". They are racist, portray black people as slow and childlike. Get in the 21 century. He should not have been sacked. But what sort of man walks around with a keyring like that. Bolton Lad 85

1:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

owencoyle99 says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
We all walk around with mouths capable of causing offence at any given time - do we all get sacked just in case we might say something that would be deemed inappropriate? I have a particular dislike to the uniformed Traffic Wardens so should they all be sacked because I find them offensive leading to this company having no business left to run?

They'd soon change their tune then wouldn't they.

All too quick these days, companies will use any excuse to get rid of someone and all they are doing when they do it like this, is pander to the lily livered, politically correct sensitive types who just love these examples.

Manchester City FC offends me but I don't ask that every blue coloured item is banned or removed from view or employees who wear a City hat/scarf get sacked for it.

If you're offended by a Golliwog then you have some serious issues in your life. Standing in front of someone whose skin colour is dark and calling them a blatant racist name - Yes that I would find offensive but aren't the people of this country allowed to have their own opinions and freedom to choose how they live their lives.

Pathetic this is and they need to Grow up!

Try worrying about multiple gang rapes in India and anywhere else in the world or pensioners getting robbed in Bolton in their own homes - That's offensive and worth getting worked up about.

Good luck to the chap sacked in finding new work - Just don't apply to work in a Jam processing plant though you might find yourself in another "sticky" situation (Pun intended).
I agree this is pathetic

but regarding the first paragraph - about traffic wardens
I know a traffic warden who is a good guy and was made redundant & could not get a job - so he applied for a traffic wardens job & got it
I suppose you want this guy not to take the T/W job & stop on the dole & take the easy money & live on benefits street ?????
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: We all walk around with mouths capable of causing offence at any given time - do we all get sacked just in case we might say something that would be deemed inappropriate? I have a particular dislike to the uniformed Traffic Wardens so should they all be sacked because I find them offensive leading to this company having no business left to run? They'd soon change their tune then wouldn't they. All too quick these days, companies will use any excuse to get rid of someone and all they are doing when they do it like this, is pander to the lily livered, politically correct sensitive types who just love these examples. Manchester City FC offends me but I don't ask that every blue coloured item is banned or removed from view or employees who wear a City hat/scarf get sacked for it. If you're offended by a Golliwog then you have some serious issues in your life. Standing in front of someone whose skin colour is dark and calling them a blatant racist name - Yes that I would find offensive but aren't the people of this country allowed to have their own opinions and freedom to choose how they live their lives. Pathetic this is and they need to Grow up! Try worrying about multiple gang rapes in India and anywhere else in the world or pensioners getting robbed in Bolton in their own homes - That's offensive and worth getting worked up about. Good luck to the chap sacked in finding new work - Just don't apply to work in a Jam processing plant though you might find yourself in another "sticky" situation (Pun intended).[/p][/quote]I agree this is pathetic but regarding the first paragraph - about traffic wardens I know a traffic warden who is a good guy and was made redundant & could not get a job - so he applied for a traffic wardens job & got it I suppose you want this guy not to take the T/W job & stop on the dole & take the easy money & live on benefits street ????? owencoyle99

1:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

There's nothing wrong with the term coloured. Things aren't so black and white, some people are merely coloured.
There's nothing wrong with the term coloured. Things aren't so black and white, some people are merely coloured. MarkAllRead

1:18pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

How many people has he ticketed for being 30 seconds over the time.

Its called KARMA!!!!!

They are only enforcing the rules, the same defence the Traffic Wardens always use.

Good luck getting another job now that you have advertised potential employers that you are a troublemaker.

Made my day this story has.
How many people has he ticketed for being 30 seconds over the time. Its called KARMA!!!!! They are only enforcing the rules, the same defence the Traffic Wardens always use. Good luck getting another job now that you have advertised potential employers that you are a troublemaker. Made my day this story has. Jim271

1:33pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

Most of you are missing the point. I don't think this guy was dismissed just on the basis of the key-ring. There must have been a bit of history behind this that hasn't been revealed. A summary dismissal is a very extreme course of action. Naturally the BN has put a bit of spin on this so we sympathise with the individual.
I cannot comment on the circumstances because we haven't got the full picture.
Those of you who have commented that a Gollywog is just a harmless doll do not understand the pain and humiliation people have suffered and that this doll is a symbol of that sufferring. It no longer appears on jam jars for that very reason.
Most of you are missing the point. I don't think this guy was dismissed just on the basis of the key-ring. There must have been a bit of history behind this that hasn't been revealed. A summary dismissal is a very extreme course of action. Naturally the BN has put a bit of spin on this so we sympathise with the individual. I cannot comment on the circumstances because we haven't got the full picture. Those of you who have commented that a Gollywog is just a harmless doll do not understand the pain and humiliation people have suffered and that this doll is a symbol of that sufferring. It no longer appears on jam jars for that very reason. Chrome1

1:33pm Thu 23 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

this is 1st degree bull5h1t ..... if it is offensive or racist i suppose BN will be getting done for putting a picture up of it ..... long live the GOLLYWOG
this is 1st degree bull5h1t ..... if it is offensive or racist i suppose BN will be getting done for putting a picture up of it ..... long live the GOLLYWOG lv8151

1:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

mililly says...

Sick and tired of this country and its stupid racist attitude..its not white people who are racist at all its the coloured and ethnics who find offence and use anything and everything they can to say people are racist..if thats the case do we get rid of alk barbies and dolls because they are offensive to white people...
Pathetic
Sick and tired of this country and its stupid racist attitude..its not white people who are racist at all its the coloured and ethnics who find offence and use anything and everything they can to say people are racist..if thats the case do we get rid of alk barbies and dolls because they are offensive to white people... Pathetic mililly

1:39pm Thu 23 Jan 14

waterbottle says...

It's just as same as doing the quenelle sign
It's just as same as doing the quenelle sign waterbottle

1:59pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Rousler says...

So he breached their Diversity rules.

Just how many Golliwogs work for this company?
So he breached their Diversity rules. Just how many Golliwogs work for this company? Rousler

2:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

hoping4peace says...

V Meldrew wrote:
If I want a Gollywog anything (keyring, poster, doll) I will have it, probably next to my blackboard, and if I could I would want to watch the black & white minstrels show too (when I get to that age that is), and although Love thy Neighbour has not stood the test of time as it was not all that funny when it originally came on TV, I would watch that too if I could. But at this present time we can't do any of the above, but we are able see two of the same sex kissing on the telly and in the street. I'm don't hold much hope for the human race at this rate.
you should learn "to love thy neighbour" mr meldew!
[quote][p][bold]V Meldrew[/bold] wrote: If I want a Gollywog anything (keyring, poster, doll) I will have it, probably next to my blackboard, and if I could I would want to watch the black & white minstrels show too (when I get to that age that is), and although Love thy Neighbour has not stood the test of time as it was not all that funny when it originally came on TV, I would watch that too if I could. But at this present time we can't do any of the above, but we are able see two of the same sex kissing on the telly and in the street. I'm don't hold much hope for the human race at this rate.[/p][/quote]you should learn "to love thy neighbour" mr meldew! hoping4peace

2:18pm Thu 23 Jan 14

peterjames5 says...

Two issues here:

1) Regardless of whether they were or not 30 years ago, golliwogs are now considered offensive by a lot of people. You might not agree with it but that's just the way it is. Get over it.

2) The employer's reaction (presuming we know all the facts!) is a huge over-reaction. He should merely have been told it's not an appropriate thing to bring to work and that would have been that.
Two issues here: 1) Regardless of whether they were or not 30 years ago, golliwogs are now considered offensive by a lot of people. You might not agree with it but that's just the way it is. Get over it. 2) The employer's reaction (presuming we know all the facts!) is a huge over-reaction. He should merely have been told it's not an appropriate thing to bring to work and that would have been that. peterjames5

2:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Wolfie190 says...

Maybe we should have signs at all ports, airports and at the first services coming out of the channel tunnel where they sneak out of the back of wagons that we have toy Gollywogs here that some of you may find offensive and if so please turn back and we didnt want you here anyway.
Maybe we should have signs at all ports, airports and at the first services coming out of the channel tunnel where they sneak out of the back of wagons that we have toy Gollywogs here that some of you may find offensive and if so please turn back and we didnt want you here anyway. Wolfie190

2:36pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Any company can dismiss you within the first 12 months and unless you can prove it was due to discrimination or breaking employment law, for example if you became pregnant which is difficult to prove at the best of times then going to the papers is the sign of a bitter man.

Its nice to see so many people of the side of the closet racist.
Any company can dismiss you within the first 12 months and unless you can prove it was due to discrimination or breaking employment law, for example if you became pregnant which is difficult to prove at the best of times then going to the papers is the sign of a bitter man. Its nice to see so many people of the side of the closet racist. Jim271

2:55pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nozza17 says...

stereo_world wrote:
stereo_world wrote: Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled. Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.
Sorry I should expand on my bull comment - yes, he wasn't waving it at anyone. My point is, if you walk around with Golliwog keyring knowing that it can be deemed offensive in some cases, it's not worth the risk is it? I know people who have been offended by it - I used to work with a coloured chap and he was upset when he saw them on sale in a Rochdale shop.
So if it is that offensive why have the Bolton News decided to publish a picture of one?
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: Bit harsh by the company - but surely one who owns a gollywog keyring knows how controversial they are. It's not worth risking your livelihood over. I'm not saying that it's his fault, but if you wave a red rag at a bull, there's a chance you'll get tackled. Having no intention to cause offence means diddly squat when there's so many jobsworths in this world.[/p][/quote]Sorry I should expand on my bull comment - yes, he wasn't waving it at anyone. My point is, if you walk around with Golliwog keyring knowing that it can be deemed offensive in some cases, it's not worth the risk is it? I know people who have been offended by it - I used to work with a coloured chap and he was upset when he saw them on sale in a Rochdale shop.[/p][/quote]So if it is that offensive why have the Bolton News decided to publish a picture of one? nozza17

3:03pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nozza17 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
There's nothing wrong with the term coloured. Things aren't so black and white, some people are merely coloured.
Coloured is an out of date terminology and is still widely used by the ignorant. White people are far more `coloured` than any of the other races yet no one refers to myself as being coloured so why should this apply to someone who is black. Black people are black, white people are white, if anyone is coloured then it is white people.

We go red when get embarrassed or hot, blue when cold, pale when ill, brown when out in the sun and purple and yellow when bruised, I am in effect more coloured than a black person.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: There's nothing wrong with the term coloured. Things aren't so black and white, some people are merely coloured.[/p][/quote]Coloured is an out of date terminology and is still widely used by the ignorant. White people are far more `coloured` than any of the other races yet no one refers to myself as being coloured so why should this apply to someone who is black. Black people are black, white people are white, if anyone is coloured then it is white people. We go red when get embarrassed or hot, blue when cold, pale when ill, brown when out in the sun and purple and yellow when bruised, I am in effect more coloured than a black person. nozza17

3:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nozza17 says...

HOOSIER wrote:
I wonder if nsl boses use jam on their toast will they be sacked for having an offensive logo on a particular brand of jam .
They haven't had the logo on their jars since 2002
[quote][p][bold]HOOSIER[/bold] wrote: I wonder if nsl boses use jam on their toast will they be sacked for having an offensive logo on a particular brand of jam .[/p][/quote]They haven't had the logo on their jars since 2002 nozza17

3:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Balboa says...

Presumably the BN photo must be causing an outrage then?

We all know there are folk simply waiting to be offended at the slightest "possible" cause, but why is it automatically assumed the golliwog is intended to represent race?

Can a person not simply have one because it is liked?
Presumably the BN photo must be causing an outrage then? We all know there are folk simply waiting to be offended at the slightest "possible" cause, but why is it automatically assumed the golliwog is intended to represent race? Can a person not simply have one because it is liked? Balboa

3:32pm Thu 23 Jan 14

marco999 says...

This poor guy should get a good lawyer and sue his company. We will never be truly integrated in this country - or any other come to that, unless we stop being so unnecessarily sensitive about such things. True equality between us all can only come if we each accept the good along with the bad. I wonder if the man happened to have been Black and had a white doll as a keyring, would he be out of a job?
This poor guy should get a good lawyer and sue his company. We will never be truly integrated in this country - or any other come to that, unless we stop being so unnecessarily sensitive about such things. True equality between us all can only come if we each accept the good along with the bad. I wonder if the man happened to have been Black and had a white doll as a keyring, would he be out of a job? marco999

3:39pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Sooo...

A half naked woman in the window of Ann Summers is deemed okay, yet a little keyring is deemed inappropriate?

A poster of violent console games in GAME window is deemed appropriate yet a keyring is deemed offensive?

A councilor being called "white trash" is deemed acceptable but a keyring is deemed racism?

A church converted to a mosque is deemed appropriate but a keyring is deemed sack worthy?

Takeaway shops owned by religious minorities on a street named after a guy that crusaded against them 'St. George' is fine by minorities, yet a keyring is perfectly cool to judge as offensive? (Not a racist statement).

I am absolutely stunned!!!
Sooo... A half naked woman in the window of Ann Summers is deemed okay, yet a little keyring is deemed inappropriate? A poster of violent console games in GAME window is deemed appropriate yet a keyring is deemed offensive? A councilor being called "white trash" is deemed acceptable but a keyring is deemed racism? A church converted to a mosque is deemed appropriate but a keyring is deemed sack worthy? Takeaway shops owned by religious minorities on a street named after a guy that crusaded against them 'St. George' is fine by minorities, yet a keyring is perfectly cool to judge as offensive? (Not a racist statement). I am absolutely stunned!!! Beyond News Forum

3:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Mark Twain
(possible urban legend)
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Mark Twain (possible urban legend) Jim271

3:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

goldie47 says...

good golly miss molly....faceless/sp
ineless idiots strike again
good golly miss molly....faceless/sp ineless idiots strike again goldie47

3:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

v1v says...

absolutely ridiculous.......i really do not know what this world is coming to! pity they have nothing better to do .....i must confess i am not an ardent lover of traffic wardens, but its a job i suppose, and someone has to do it,,,,, but i really am stunned at this move........ bad policy altogether
absolutely ridiculous.......i really do not know what this world is coming to! pity they have nothing better to do .....i must confess i am not an ardent lover of traffic wardens, but its a job i suppose, and someone has to do it,,,,, but i really am stunned at this move........ bad policy altogether v1v

4:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

jillyt says...

Totally ridiculous
Totally ridiculous jillyt

4:26pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Reed Lover says...

Glad to see all the racists dragged out the woodwork.

If you think this idiot has been sacked just over his key ring then you are all stupid.
Glad to see all the racists dragged out the woodwork. If you think this idiot has been sacked just over his key ring then you are all stupid. Reed Lover

4:34pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

lmao, read the same story in the Manchester News,

He made a facebook comment about a fellow member of staff, and the gollywog key ring was hanging on his locker.

He is a bare faced liar who has decided that this kind of provocation is funny and is being backed up and a group of Sun readers.

I bet its in the Sun Newspaper tomorrow.

There is no lawyer in the country will defend him as he has got no case for unfair dismissal being employed less than 12 months, but he's managed to upset a few more people, I expect that why he became a traffic warden.
lmao, read the same story in the Manchester News, He made a facebook comment about a fellow member of staff, and the gollywog key ring was hanging on his locker. He is a bare faced liar who has decided that this kind of provocation is funny and is being backed up and a group of Sun readers. I bet its in the Sun Newspaper tomorrow. There is no lawyer in the country will defend him as he has got no case for unfair dismissal being employed less than 12 months, but he's managed to upset a few more people, I expect that why he became a traffic warden. Jim271

4:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BarneyShamrock says...

It is ridiculous, Robinsons used the Golly Wog for many years. We can't even have blackboards anymore.
It is ridiculous, Robinsons used the Golly Wog for many years. We can't even have blackboards anymore. BarneyShamrock

5:09pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ginger Pussies Rule says...

You can't say 'black' eye either you must say bruised eye. I for one feel sorry for this guy, times are hard and to be dismissed for something as petty as this then NSL should hang their heads in shame. There is nothing wrong having a 'Golly' keyring, there on open sale and have not been banned in any shape or form!
As for The Facebook comment, who cares it's your page and you can say what you like, you only upset your friends at the end of the day!
You can't say 'black' eye either you must say bruised eye. I for one feel sorry for this guy, times are hard and to be dismissed for something as petty as this then NSL should hang their heads in shame. There is nothing wrong having a 'Golly' keyring, there on open sale and have not been banned in any shape or form! As for The Facebook comment, who cares it's your page and you can say what you like, you only upset your friends at the end of the day! Ginger Pussies Rule

5:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ronnies27 says...

This story cannot be true because anybody who reads this paper should know that traffic wardens only exist in Bolton and as the story states he was sacked from Bury it cannot possibly be true.
This story cannot be true because anybody who reads this paper should know that traffic wardens only exist in Bolton and as the story states he was sacked from Bury it cannot possibly be true. Ronnies27

5:19pm Thu 23 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

Jim271 wrote:
lmao, read the same story in the Manchester News,

He made a facebook comment about a fellow member of staff, and the gollywog key ring was hanging on his locker.

He is a bare faced liar who has decided that this kind of provocation is funny and is being backed up and a group of Sun readers.

I bet its in the Sun Newspaper tomorrow.

There is no lawyer in the country will defend him as he has got no case for unfair dismissal being employed less than 12 months, but he's managed to upset a few more people, I expect that why he became a traffic warden.
where in the BN or MEN does it mention FB
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: lmao, read the same story in the Manchester News, He made a facebook comment about a fellow member of staff, and the gollywog key ring was hanging on his locker. He is a bare faced liar who has decided that this kind of provocation is funny and is being backed up and a group of Sun readers. I bet its in the Sun Newspaper tomorrow. There is no lawyer in the country will defend him as he has got no case for unfair dismissal being employed less than 12 months, but he's managed to upset a few more people, I expect that why he became a traffic warden.[/p][/quote]where in the BN or MEN does it mention FB lv8151

5:31pm Thu 23 Jan 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH, TAKE THEM TO COURT AND HOPE YOU WIN.... THE GOLLIWOG IS A CUTE CHILDREN'S TOY AND IS NOT AT ALL OFFENSIVE.
CALLING A BLACK PERSON A GOLLIWOG - NOW THAT'S OFFENSIVE. CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? THIS COUNTRY HAS TOO MANY PC DO GOODERS .WE CAN'T DO THIS, WE CAN'T SAY THAT, , HAS BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP BEEN BANNED IN SCHOOLS YET ? OR SCHOOL BLACKBOARDS AND THOSE BLACK DOLLS YOUNG GIRLS PLAYED WITH !!,
I WILL BE WEARING MY GOLLYWOG FROM NOW ON .LOL,
WHO CARES WHO IT UPSETS, IT'S RIDICULOUS HOW THIS COUNTRY GIVES IN TO THE "MINORITIES" ALL THE TIME I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, IT'S NOW BEEN RUINED
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH, TAKE THEM TO COURT AND HOPE YOU WIN.... THE GOLLIWOG IS A CUTE CHILDREN'S TOY AND IS NOT AT ALL OFFENSIVE. CALLING A BLACK PERSON A GOLLIWOG - NOW THAT'S OFFENSIVE. CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? THIS COUNTRY HAS TOO MANY PC DO GOODERS .WE CAN'T DO THIS, WE CAN'T SAY THAT, , HAS BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP BEEN BANNED IN SCHOOLS YET ? OR SCHOOL BLACKBOARDS AND THOSE BLACK DOLLS YOUNG GIRLS PLAYED WITH !!, I WILL BE WEARING MY GOLLYWOG FROM NOW ON .LOL, WHO CARES WHO IT UPSETS, IT'S RIDICULOUS HOW THIS COUNTRY GIVES IN TO THE "MINORITIES" ALL THE TIME I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, IT'S NOW BEEN RUINED [:D] VIGILANTE VIC

5:36pm Thu 23 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

lv8151 wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
lmao, read the same story in the Manchester News,

He made a facebook comment about a fellow member of staff, and the gollywog key ring was hanging on his locker.

He is a bare faced liar who has decided that this kind of provocation is funny and is being backed up and a group of Sun readers.

I bet its in the Sun Newspaper tomorrow.

There is no lawyer in the country will defend him as he has got no case for unfair dismissal being employed less than 12 months, but he's managed to upset a few more people, I expect that why he became a traffic warden.
where in the BN or MEN does it mention FB
just re-read it ... and it does mention FB
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: lmao, read the same story in the Manchester News, He made a facebook comment about a fellow member of staff, and the gollywog key ring was hanging on his locker. He is a bare faced liar who has decided that this kind of provocation is funny and is being backed up and a group of Sun readers. I bet its in the Sun Newspaper tomorrow. There is no lawyer in the country will defend him as he has got no case for unfair dismissal being employed less than 12 months, but he's managed to upset a few more people, I expect that why he became a traffic warden.[/p][/quote]where in the BN or MEN does it mention FB[/p][/quote]just re-read it ... and it does mention FB lv8151

5:48pm Thu 23 Jan 14

bwfc58 says...

And this is why more and more people are starting to Vote for UKIP and at long long last
And this is why more and more people are starting to Vote for UKIP and at long long last bwfc58

5:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Sexybum123 says...

The bloody country is just a complete joke the kids can't sing our old nursery rhymes any more. Then this you can't open your mouth in fear of upsetting some bloody immigrants .we used to have these has money boxes when I was a kid.A friend who had a maket stall was told he had to take down a Union Jack he had on is stall or lose the stall.Just bloody sick of all these human rights arseholes.Thank god I'm not just starting out in live these folk want to go and speak to the older generation to see how they realy feel about all this complete nonsense that's destroying this once proud nation
The bloody country is just a complete joke the kids can't sing our old nursery rhymes any more. Then this you can't open your mouth in fear of upsetting some bloody immigrants .we used to have these has money boxes when I was a kid.A friend who had a maket stall was told he had to take down a Union Jack he had on is stall or lose the stall.Just bloody sick of all these human rights arseholes.Thank god I'm not just starting out in live these folk want to go and speak to the older generation to see how they realy feel about all this complete nonsense that's destroying this once proud nation Sexybum123

6:19pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Sexybum123 says...

The bloody country is just a complete joke the kids can't sing our old nursery rhymes any more. Then this what a complete and utter shambles this country is and don't we know why
The bloody country is just a complete joke the kids can't sing our old nursery rhymes any more. Then this what a complete and utter shambles this country is and don't we know why Sexybum123

6:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

AND ANYONE ON HERE THAT SEEM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE THIS COUNTRY AWAY AND WATCH ITS DEMISE, SEE WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS LIKE IN 10-20-30- YEARS, HOPEFULLY I'LL BE SIX FEET UNDER

____________________
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I added cool smileys to this message... if you don't see them go to: http://s.exps.me
AND ANYONE ON HERE THAT SEEM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE THIS COUNTRY AWAY AND WATCH ITS DEMISE, SEE WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS LIKE IN 10-20-30- YEARS, HOPEFULLY I'LL BE SIX FEET UNDER [:p] ____________________ _____ I added cool smileys to this message... if you don't see them go to: http://s.exps.me VIGILANTE VIC

7:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Reed Lover says...

Andrew Bardsley should be sacked too, for this article.
Again, anyone who thinks this guy got sacked for his racist key ring is stupid. You think he wouldn't go for unfair dismissal and a big fat compensation cheque if that wasn't all it was?
Andrew Bardsley should be sacked too, for this article. Again, anyone who thinks this guy got sacked for his racist key ring is stupid. You think he wouldn't go for unfair dismissal and a big fat compensation cheque if that wasn't all it was? Reed Lover

7:47pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Hmmm photo of keyring... INCITEMENT!!!!

Sack the reporter!!!!
Hmmm photo of keyring... INCITEMENT!!!! Sack the reporter!!!! Beyond News Forum

7:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

tillyflop53 says...

political correctness gone mad! sue them fgs sacked over a key ring that is pathetic
political correctness gone mad! sue them fgs sacked over a key ring that is pathetic tillyflop53

8:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

aardwolf says...

"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”
Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.
"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.” Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well. aardwolf

8:01pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Sexybum123 says...

Reed lover read the article he's only been there nine months you moron
Reed lover read the article he's only been there nine months you moron Sexybum123

10:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

orion6 says...

a
a orion6

12:45am Fri 24 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

sorry but i think everyone is ignoring the important facts here !!!!!

Namely..........He was a Traffic warden.......... Guilty as charged !!!!
sorry but i think everyone is ignoring the important facts here !!!!! Namely..........He was a Traffic warden.......... Guilty as charged !!!! getajob123

12:46am Fri 24 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
Absoloutly correct to sack him in my opinion and that goes for any Asian/coloured/non white person who owns a white doll.
wow

people in bolton struggle with sarcasm hey ????
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: Absoloutly correct to sack him in my opinion and that goes for any Asian/coloured/non white person who owns a white doll.[/p][/quote]wow people in bolton struggle with sarcasm hey ???? getajob123

1:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

aardwolf wrote:
"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”
Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.
" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: "The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.” Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.[/p][/quote]" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :) lv8151

2:27am Fri 24 Jan 14

longballs r us says...

bwfc58 wrote:
And this is why more and more people are starting to Vote for UKIP and at long long last
Only the dumb racist bigots.
[quote][p][bold]bwfc58[/bold] wrote: And this is why more and more people are starting to Vote for UKIP and at long long last[/p][/quote]Only the dumb racist bigots. longballs r us

7:28am Fri 24 Jan 14

rostron says...

they complained yrs back that all dolls where made to emulate white people, so they made coloured ones, now its wrong to carry a coloured item ! Black is black, white is white, orange is orange end of !
they complained yrs back that all dolls where made to emulate white people, so they made coloured ones, now its wrong to carry a coloured item ! Black is black, white is white, orange is orange end of ! rostron

8:14am Fri 24 Jan 14

JustBecause says...

Jim271 wrote:
Any company can dismiss you within the first 12 months and unless you can prove it was due to discrimination or breaking employment law, for example if you became pregnant which is difficult to prove at the best of times then going to the papers is the sign of a bitter man.

Its nice to see so many people of the side of the closet racist.
Your an idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Any company can dismiss you within the first 12 months and unless you can prove it was due to discrimination or breaking employment law, for example if you became pregnant which is difficult to prove at the best of times then going to the papers is the sign of a bitter man. Its nice to see so many people of the side of the closet racist.[/p][/quote]Your an idiot! JustBecause

9:10am Fri 24 Jan 14

Ginger Pussies Rule says...

He's not alone, has the world gone crazy?
http://www.edinburgh
news.scotsman.com/ne
ws/eri-worker-facing
-sack-over-golliwog-
keyrings-1-3218327

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2510107/Son-golliwog
-mural-artist-Henry-
Westwater-insists-fa
ther-racist.html
He's not alone, has the world gone crazy? http://www.edinburgh news.scotsman.com/ne ws/eri-worker-facing -sack-over-golliwog- keyrings-1-3218327 http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2510107/Son-golliwog -mural-artist-Henry- Westwater-insists-fa ther-racist.html Ginger Pussies Rule

9:17am Fri 24 Jan 14

ABC.XYZ. 123 says...

When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in Sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow

When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you grey

And you calling me coloured?

The poem above (from the Internet) was nominated by the UN, as the best poem of 2006. It was written by an African child......

'Out of the mouths of babes'......!!!
When I born, I black When I grow up, I black When I go in Sun, I black When I scared, I black When I sick, I black And when I die, I still black And you white fellow When you born, you pink When you grow up, you white When you go in sun, you red When you cold, you blue When you scared, you yellow When you sick, you green And when you die, you grey And you calling me coloured? The poem above (from the Internet) was nominated by the UN, as the best poem of 2006. It was written by an African child...... 'Out of the mouths of babes'......!!! ABC.XYZ. 123

9:18am Fri 24 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

If you examine the comments all the people who are supporting the closet racist seem unable to put a sentence together.

Suppose he had hung a sign on his locker saying "I Support the IRA,".

Would you be claiming "political correctness then".
If you examine the comments all the people who are supporting the closet racist seem unable to put a sentence together. Suppose he had hung a sign on his locker saying "I Support the IRA,". Would you be claiming "political correctness then". Jim271

9:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

nozza17 says...

Jim271 wrote:
If you examine the comments all the people who are supporting the closet racist seem unable to put a sentence together. Suppose he had hung a sign on his locker saying "I Support the IRA,". Would you be claiming "political correctness then".
Jim, here's a sentence for you.

You're a retard!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: If you examine the comments all the people who are supporting the closet racist seem unable to put a sentence together. Suppose he had hung a sign on his locker saying "I Support the IRA,". Would you be claiming "political correctness then".[/p][/quote]Jim, here's a sentence for you. You're a retard! nozza17

9:42am Fri 24 Jan 14

ABC.XYZ. 123 says...

""The 52-year-old said that he kept the keyring in his pocket and never had any intention to cause offence.

He says it only became an issue when the key ring fell off his bunch of keys, and he found it placed on his locker the next morning.""


!!!!! Look at the clip on that key ring .... It is not broken,so how did it 'fall'off'?

It looks to me, more secure than clasps on solid gold jewellery!!!
""The 52-year-old said that he kept the keyring in his pocket and never had any intention to cause offence. He says it only became an issue when the key ring fell off his bunch of keys, and he found it placed on his locker the next morning."" !!!!! Look at the clip on that key ring .... It is not broken,so how did it 'fall'off'? It looks to me, more secure than clasps on solid gold jewellery!!! ABC.XYZ. 123

10:33am Fri 24 Jan 14

Ginger Pussies Rule says...

ABC.XYZ. 123 derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it's got a clip on it, and these clips do unclip themselves from time to time. I have a key ring with the same clip on and mine does it from time to time!!!!
ABC.XYZ. 123 derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it's got a clip on it, and these clips do unclip themselves from time to time. I have a key ring with the same clip on and mine does it from time to time!!!! Ginger Pussies Rule

11:20am Fri 24 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Nozza,

like all skinheads you have more hair than Brains.
Nozza, like all skinheads you have more hair than Brains. Jim271

12:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

HA-HA-HA PMS AT THE COMMENTS IN FAVOUR OF HIS SACKING AND PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE OFFENDED BY A TOY/NOVELTY GOLLIWOG, JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MULTICULTURALISM WILL NEVER WORK AS THESE MINORITIES JUST SEGREGATE THEMSELVES FROM SOCIETY AND AND NEVER MIX.... THIS COUNTRY IS DOOMED BECAUSE OF IMMIGRATION :-) JUST LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY IT'S UNRECOGNIZABLE ANYMORE WORST THING THIS COUNTRY EVER DID :-)
HA-HA-HA PMS AT THE COMMENTS IN FAVOUR OF HIS SACKING AND PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE OFFENDED BY A TOY/NOVELTY GOLLIWOG, JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MULTICULTURALISM WILL NEVER WORK AS THESE MINORITIES JUST SEGREGATE THEMSELVES FROM SOCIETY AND AND NEVER MIX.... THIS COUNTRY IS DOOMED BECAUSE OF IMMIGRATION :-) JUST LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY IT'S UNRECOGNIZABLE ANYMORE WORST THING THIS COUNTRY EVER DID :-) VIGILANTE VIC

12:29pm Fri 24 Jan 14

zommer says...

i have 3 golly **** on my hand bag which is on show every day, i also have a lot of asian friends who have asked me for them. my reply being hope they don't offend you, they say just looks great and we want one.
i have 3 golly **** on my hand bag which is on show every day, i also have a lot of asian friends who have asked me for them. my reply being hope they don't offend you, they say just looks great and we want one. zommer

12:30pm Fri 24 Jan 14

ghijkl says...

Vigilante

I believe Ba Ba Black sheep has been banned from schools !!
Vigilante I believe Ba Ba Black sheep has been banned from schools !! ghijkl

12:34pm Fri 24 Jan 14

zommer says...

i have 3 GOLLIWOGS on my hand bag which is on show every day, i also have a lot of asian friends who have asked me for them. my reply being hope they don't offend you, they say just looks great and we want one.
i have 3 GOLLIWOGS on my hand bag which is on show every day, i also have a lot of asian friends who have asked me for them. my reply being hope they don't offend you, they say just looks great and we want one. zommer

12:39pm Fri 24 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

All these comments remind me of the "debate" that happens every year in The Netherlands with Sinta Klaas' assistant - Zwarte Piet.

Normally a white boy or young teenager in boot polish to resemble a southern European who helps Sinta Klaas get from North Africa to Hollnad (via Spain as Holland was ruled by Spain in those days) and make sure he wasn't captured by many African gangs - its a tradition and has nothing to do with race 9in fact it praises rather than villifies)

The same is also true of the gollywog dolls

Lets not also forget that teh so-called "N" word is actually still used to decribe a colour of anything in most of Europe (especially Spain, Portugal and even parts of The Netherlands where it does actually mean the word black!!!)

It is about time Political Correctness was shown some sensibility rather than patheticness it currently has.
All these comments remind me of the "debate" that happens every year in The Netherlands with Sinta Klaas' assistant - Zwarte Piet. Normally a white boy or young teenager in boot polish to resemble a southern European who helps Sinta Klaas get from North Africa to Hollnad (via Spain as Holland was ruled by Spain in those days) and make sure he wasn't captured by many African gangs - its a tradition and has nothing to do with race 9in fact it praises rather than villifies) The same is also true of the gollywog dolls Lets not also forget that teh so-called "N" word is actually still used to decribe a colour of anything in most of Europe (especially Spain, Portugal and even parts of The Netherlands where it does actually mean the word black!!!) It is about time Political Correctness was shown some sensibility rather than patheticness it currently has. The Righteous One

12:40pm Fri 24 Jan 14

boydell says...

Its a good job he was not wearing a crucifix............
..He would have been hung/ drawn an quartered, as well as being sacked !!
I have no love for traffic wardens but I hope this man takes his employers to court and wins a packet for all the grief they have caused him and his family.
Its a good job he was not wearing a crucifix............ ..He would have been hung/ drawn an quartered, as well as being sacked !! I have no love for traffic wardens but I hope this man takes his employers to court and wins a packet for all the grief they have caused him and his family. boydell

12:41pm Fri 24 Jan 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

ghijkl says...

Vigilante

I believe Ba Ba Black sheep has been banned from schools !!

JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW THEY PANDER TO THEM :-) IT'S RIDICULOUS ... LOOK AT THE STATE OF THIS COUNTRY
ghijkl says... Vigilante I believe Ba Ba Black sheep has been banned from schools !! JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW THEY PANDER TO THEM :-) IT'S RIDICULOUS ... LOOK AT THE STATE OF THIS COUNTRY VIGILANTE VIC

12:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

boydell says...

The Righteous One wrote:
All these comments remind me of the "debate" that happens every year in The Netherlands with Sinta Klaas' assistant - Zwarte Piet.

Normally a white boy or young teenager in boot polish to resemble a southern European who helps Sinta Klaas get from North Africa to Hollnad (via Spain as Holland was ruled by Spain in those days) and make sure he wasn't captured by many African gangs - its a tradition and has nothing to do with race 9in fact it praises rather than villifies)

The same is also true of the gollywog dolls

Lets not also forget that teh so-called "N" word is actually still used to decribe a colour of anything in most of Europe (especially Spain, Portugal and even parts of The Netherlands where it does actually mean the word black!!!)

It is about time Political Correctness was shown some sensibility rather than patheticness it currently has.
most of the time I have a real hard job of trying to decipher what The Righteous One is talking about. For instance what does he mean by....9in and the word ...patheticness. Is there such a word ?? HELP!!
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: All these comments remind me of the "debate" that happens every year in The Netherlands with Sinta Klaas' assistant - Zwarte Piet. Normally a white boy or young teenager in boot polish to resemble a southern European who helps Sinta Klaas get from North Africa to Hollnad (via Spain as Holland was ruled by Spain in those days) and make sure he wasn't captured by many African gangs - its a tradition and has nothing to do with race 9in fact it praises rather than villifies) The same is also true of the gollywog dolls Lets not also forget that teh so-called "N" word is actually still used to decribe a colour of anything in most of Europe (especially Spain, Portugal and even parts of The Netherlands where it does actually mean the word black!!!) It is about time Political Correctness was shown some sensibility rather than patheticness it currently has.[/p][/quote]most of the time I have a real hard job of trying to decipher what The Righteous One is talking about. For instance what does he mean by....9in and the word ...patheticness. Is there such a word ?? HELP!! boydell

1:08pm Fri 24 Jan 14

tinypet says...

pathectic. i had a golliwog as a kid, golliwogs weren't thwy on jam jars and robinsons pop till it was deeming racist and offencive? yet milky bar kids still knocking about :0/ Anybody remember the scene from corrie years back when sunita was preggers and left dev, she was living above the shop, her brother came to talk her into moving home and the comment "white trash" was aired on itv, wonder what would have happened if the w word was a b word :0/
pathectic. i had a golliwog as a kid, golliwogs weren't thwy on jam jars and robinsons pop till it was deeming racist and offencive? yet milky bar kids still knocking about :0/ Anybody remember the scene from corrie years back when sunita was preggers and left dev, she was living above the shop, her brother came to talk her into moving home and the comment "white trash" was aired on itv, wonder what would have happened if the w word was a b word :0/ tinypet

2:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Buryboy1986 says...

I have no sympathy. Mostly because he's a parking womble. They deserve every hardship that comes to them.
I have no sympathy. Mostly because he's a parking womble. They deserve every hardship that comes to them. Buryboy1986

2:07pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Buryboy1986 says...

Buryboy1986 wrote:
I have no sympathy. Mostly because he's a parking womble. They deserve every hardship that comes to them.
Also,

Now he's not got a job, does he want to sell the keyring? :)
[quote][p][bold]Buryboy1986[/bold] wrote: I have no sympathy. Mostly because he's a parking womble. They deserve every hardship that comes to them.[/p][/quote]Also, Now he's not got a job, does he want to sell the keyring? :) Buryboy1986

3:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Ginger Pussies Rule says...

Spoke to a traffic Warden this morning about the keyring, they were telling me which one had gone and how the whole work force are sickened by NSL decision to sack him. Turns out it was the nice one who always had time for you, always smiling. And yes JIM271 I actually saw him once give an elderly lady £1 as she hadn't enough money on her, you see some of them are kind. Also the one they should have sacked is still there, how unfair. I wish this gentleman luck for the future, you will be missed!!!
Spoke to a traffic Warden this morning about the keyring, they were telling me which one had gone and how the whole work force are sickened by NSL decision to sack him. Turns out it was the nice one who always had time for you, always smiling. And yes JIM271 I actually saw him once give an elderly lady £1 as she hadn't enough money on her, you see some of them are kind. Also the one they should have sacked is still there, how unfair. I wish this gentleman luck for the future, you will be missed!!! Ginger Pussies Rule

3:29pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

lv8151 wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”
Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.
" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)
If you were to get any thumbs down votes I am sure you would correct it
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: "The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.” Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.[/p][/quote]" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)[/p][/quote]If you were to get any thumbs down votes I am sure you would correct it Dr Martin

6:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

gemboo89 says...

Why do you think that completely ludicrous notions are being shouted about all over the media like Christmas being banned and not being able to say the word 'black'. It is all about dividing the people, if the people were united we would be a force to be reckoned with and would maybe stop falling for the absolute b.s we are fed on a daily basis. People from ethnic minorities are not the ones saying that they are offended, white people make the decisions in this country and run most of the media, think about it! It is all to create racial tension. All of that aside there is clearly more to this story, I suspect he had managed to upset his employer and they were waiting for an excuse to get rid!
Why do you think that completely ludicrous notions are being shouted about all over the media like Christmas being banned and not being able to say the word 'black'. It is all about dividing the people, if the people were united we would be a force to be reckoned with and would maybe stop falling for the absolute b.s we are fed on a daily basis. People from ethnic minorities are not the ones saying that they are offended, white people make the decisions in this country and run most of the media, think about it! It is all to create racial tension. All of that aside there is clearly more to this story, I suspect he had managed to upset his employer and they were waiting for an excuse to get rid! gemboo89

6:55pm Fri 24 Jan 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, IT SUDDENLY REMINDED ME OF THE M&S MUSLIM STAFF BEHIND THE COUNTER SOME WEEKS AGO....

I'VE JUST SEEN THE NEWS ABOUT MUSLIM STAFF IN M&S REFUSING TO SELL ALCOHOL.
WHATEVER NEXT?
CHRISTIAN STAFF IN B&Q REFUSING TO SELL NAILS AND WOOD?
:-)

IT'S PATHETIC AND A TOTAL OVER REACTION AGAIN FROM THE MINORITIES LOL
ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, IT SUDDENLY REMINDED ME OF THE M&S MUSLIM STAFF BEHIND THE COUNTER SOME WEEKS AGO.... I'VE JUST SEEN THE NEWS ABOUT MUSLIM STAFF IN M&S REFUSING TO SELL ALCOHOL. WHATEVER NEXT? CHRISTIAN STAFF IN B&Q REFUSING TO SELL NAILS AND WOOD? :-) IT'S PATHETIC AND A TOTAL OVER REACTION AGAIN FROM THE MINORITIES LOL VIGILANTE VIC

7:16pm Fri 24 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

Dr Martin wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”
Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.
" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)
If you were to get any thumbs down votes I am sure you would correct it
me being me ... i'm sure i'd try my best
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: "The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.” Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.[/p][/quote]" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)[/p][/quote]If you were to get any thumbs down votes I am sure you would correct it[/p][/quote]me being me ... i'm sure i'd try my best lv8151

7:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

SleepingThunder says...

This story makes me feel all warm in side.
That is the rules if you brake them you have to pay Sorry nothing we can do but you can appeal?
This story makes me feel all warm in side. That is the rules if you brake them you have to pay Sorry nothing we can do but you can appeal? SleepingThunder

9:08pm Fri 24 Jan 14

aardwolf says...

lv8151 wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”
Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.
" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)
It doesn't actually matter if you don't find it offensive - I'm guessing you are white. .
Thick t055a
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: "The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.” Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.[/p][/quote]" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)[/p][/quote]It doesn't actually matter if you don't find it offensive - I'm guessing you are white. . Thick t055a aardwolf

9:24pm Fri 24 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

aardwolf wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
"The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.”
Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.
" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)
It doesn't actually matter if you don't find it offensive - I'm guessing you are white. .
Thick t055a
lol ... what you going to be spitting your dummy out at next .... st georges day i presume ..... i guess you're not white
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: "The grounds for dismissal involve breaches of the NSL diversity policy, the NSL communications policy and for committing a serious act of discourtesy toward a fellow colleague.” Deserved to be sacked by the sounds of it. Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community like Bolton is beyond stupidity but there are other issues as well.[/p][/quote]" Carrying a golliwog around in a diverse community " NO fella ..... diverse community my ar5e .... ive been here most my life .... gollywogs where here before all this PC YOU CANT SAY THAT STUFF bull5hitter5 where about .... i read books called LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at school and i thought no worse of my dads best mate that was african ..... all these do gooders that keep pointing the differences out are the people causing the most racist tension .... you cant sing baa baa black sheep like hell i cant ..... i've lived in moss side .... salford .... werneth in oldham .... deane in bolton ..... more diverse places than the lot of you ..... i know people of nearly every race n colour ...... all this racist 5hit is going too far ..... its going to end up turning people racist if it carry's on ...... can't wait to see how many thumbs down i get for this 1 but do i give a t055 .... nah :)[/p][/quote]It doesn't actually matter if you don't find it offensive - I'm guessing you are white. . Thick t055a[/p][/quote]lol ... what you going to be spitting your dummy out at next .... st georges day i presume ..... i guess you're not white lv8151

11:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

SleepingThunder says...

Has he been stitched up yes.Just like parking enforcement do to thousands every day,I will show him the same compasion (None) when i recieved a £35:00 fine for parking 3 mins over, just before christmas.
Has he been stitched up yes.Just like parking enforcement do to thousands every day,I will show him the same compasion (None) when i recieved a £35:00 fine for parking 3 mins over, just before christmas. SleepingThunder

8:37am Sat 25 Jan 14

JustBecause says...

Jim271 wrote:
If you examine the comments all the people who are supporting the closet racist seem unable to put a sentence together.

Suppose he had hung a sign on his locker saying "I Support the IRA,".

Would you be claiming "political correctness then".
He has the right to support who he wants, saying he's a closet racist because of a key ring shows how simple minded you are.

People have views, and are entitled to them, for now!

This country is knackered and will never recover, it is an island of lazy Brits, used to living on handouts, and those seeking to emulate them, or those willing to exploit the system that is clearly not working.

The whole world is going to rat **** and we report on silly things like this, I am sure he sirians would love to have all our problems.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: If you examine the comments all the people who are supporting the closet racist seem unable to put a sentence together. Suppose he had hung a sign on his locker saying "I Support the IRA,". Would you be claiming "political correctness then".[/p][/quote]He has the right to support who he wants, saying he's a closet racist because of a key ring shows how simple minded you are. People have views, and are entitled to them, for now! This country is knackered and will never recover, it is an island of lazy Brits, used to living on handouts, and those seeking to emulate them, or those willing to exploit the system that is clearly not working. The whole world is going to rat **** and we report on silly things like this, I am sure he sirians would love to have all our problems. JustBecause

10:27pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Rawenergy says...

Good luck to this guy with the court case. A victory is needed. To many "oh don't say this" or "oops maybe i shouldn't say that". Would Pakistan, dubai etc allow us to express belifs??? No ......
Good luck to this guy with the court case. A victory is needed. To many "oh don't say this" or "oops maybe i shouldn't say that". Would Pakistan, dubai etc allow us to express belifs??? No ...... Rawenergy

1:48pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

Actually the true PC brigade are a few white "Governmental" people who think we mustn't say this that or the other in case we upset the select few.

Fact is the majority of minorities don't give two hoots - even they are appalled as what has changed and as to why - such as chalkboard instead of blackboard (howcome whiteboards haven't been renamed) etc etc etc
Actually the true PC brigade are a few white "Governmental" people who think we mustn't say this that or the other in case we upset the select few. Fact is the majority of minorities don't give two hoots - even they are appalled as what has changed and as to why - such as chalkboard instead of blackboard (howcome whiteboards haven't been renamed) etc etc etc BWFC71

9:20pm Sun 26 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

BWFC71,
It's amazing how sensitive people other than white are,they can call white people anything and nothing is done,yet have a gollywog on show,if a man gets a job and says "the bacon butties are on me"as happened a while back,people other than white British are offended and it is classed as racist.
Lets hear some black people's views,or Muslims,and tell us if you are genuinely upset.
BWFC71, It's amazing how sensitive people other than white are,they can call white people anything and nothing is done,yet have a gollywog on show,if a man gets a job and says "the bacon butties are on me"as happened a while back,people other than white British are offended and it is classed as racist. Lets hear some black people's views,or Muslims,and tell us if you are genuinely upset. MrBenggo

9:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

MrBenggo wrote:
BWFC71,
It's amazing how sensitive people other than white are,they can call white people anything and nothing is done,yet have a gollywog on show,if a man gets a job and says "the bacon butties are on me"as happened a while back,people other than white British are offended and it is classed as racist.
Lets hear some black people's views,or Muslims,and tell us if you are genuinely upset.
Actually that is acutely wrong - there are many black and muslim people I know, and work with, and they are particularly not bothered.

It is a group of 5 to 10 "white" people in a Government department that basically states what we can and cannot say as to what "they" think will hurt or demean people.

When the Aussies call us pohms or pohmmies are you hurt by it? same with them with us calling them crims/criminals. What about the French - frogs, Germans - sauerkrauts, Spanish and Italian etc etc etc and then there is what Suares said - which is perfectly acceptable in the countries of South America and in most of Europe (including The Netherlands) plus lets not forget what the Spanish word for black is (and up to a point the old Dutch word for black)

We re being dictated by a group of white people as to what we can or cannot say and basically the people of the minorities are laughing at u because the majority of them just do not give two hoots!

Way I see it is if t celebrates them then it is a good meaning but if it meant in a demeaning way then it is racist! All cultures celebrate other cultures by mocking/colouring up etc etc but its all in good faith (majority of the time)
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: BWFC71, It's amazing how sensitive people other than white are,they can call white people anything and nothing is done,yet have a gollywog on show,if a man gets a job and says "the bacon butties are on me"as happened a while back,people other than white British are offended and it is classed as racist. Lets hear some black people's views,or Muslims,and tell us if you are genuinely upset.[/p][/quote]Actually that is acutely wrong - there are many black and muslim people I know, and work with, and they are particularly not bothered. It is a group of 5 to 10 "white" people in a Government department that basically states what we can and cannot say as to what "they" think will hurt or demean people. When the Aussies call us pohms or pohmmies are you hurt by it? same with them with us calling them crims/criminals. What about the French - frogs, Germans - sauerkrauts, Spanish and Italian etc etc etc and then there is what Suares said - which is perfectly acceptable in the countries of South America and in most of Europe (including The Netherlands) plus lets not forget what the Spanish word for black is (and up to a point the old Dutch word for black) We re being dictated by a group of white people as to what we can or cannot say and basically the people of the minorities are laughing at u because the majority of them just do not give two hoots! Way I see it is if t celebrates them then it is a good meaning but if it meant in a demeaning way then it is racist! All cultures celebrate other cultures by mocking/colouring up etc etc but its all in good faith (majority of the time) BWFC71

12:49pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

nozza17 wrote:
PC gone MAAAAAAAAAD
Absolutely bang on with your comment.Am eating a nice BJ chew whilst i'm cuddling my GW and laughing at how stupid our PC dominated Nanny State is becoming.

If i was this guy i would take the company to a tribunial claiming unfair dismaissal on the grounds of descrimination.They must have been looking for a nice easy way of sacking him.
[quote][p][bold]nozza17[/bold] wrote: PC gone MAAAAAAAAAD[/p][/quote]Absolutely bang on with your comment.Am eating a nice BJ chew whilst i'm cuddling my GW and laughing at how stupid our PC dominated Nanny State is becoming. If i was this guy i would take the company to a tribunial claiming unfair dismaissal on the grounds of descrimination.They must have been looking for a nice easy way of sacking him. Eileenshakers

4:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

What do you call a plane full of British Soldiers crashing into Buckingham Palace?

Justice.


Don't go mad UKIP supporters its only a joke, blooming PC brigade eh!!!!
What do you call a plane full of British Soldiers crashing into Buckingham Palace? Justice. Don't go mad UKIP supporters its only a joke, blooming PC brigade eh!!!! Jim271

7:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Coleygiz says...

Jim271 wrote:
Has he got the £1200 he will have to find to take the company to a tribunal?

How long was he working for the company?

What was his previous record?

Personally given the track record of NSL targeting normal hard working people I don't have much sympathy, however seeing as he has run to the papers this is proberbly a scam.

Why would anyone have such as item these days?
I have one of those key rings and so does my friend. She is mixed race and if she has one and doesn't find it offensive then why should anyone else? I bought it because it reminds me of my younger days when gollywogs were found on jam jars. Incidentally, the word 'wog' actually means 'western oriental gentleman'. A West Indian gentleman told me that. It seems that the only people offended by gollywogs are the 'white' PC brigade
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Has he got the £1200 he will have to find to take the company to a tribunal? How long was he working for the company? What was his previous record? Personally given the track record of NSL targeting normal hard working people I don't have much sympathy, however seeing as he has run to the papers this is proberbly a scam. Why would anyone have such as item these days?[/p][/quote]I have one of those key rings and so does my friend. She is mixed race and if she has one and doesn't find it offensive then why should anyone else? I bought it because it reminds me of my younger days when gollywogs were found on jam jars. Incidentally, the word 'wog' actually means 'western oriental gentleman'. A West Indian gentleman told me that. It seems that the only people offended by gollywogs are the 'white' PC brigade Coleygiz

7:22pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Coleygiz says...

mililly wrote:
Sick and tired of this country and its stupid racist attitude..its not white people who are racist at all its the coloured and ethnics who find offence and use anything and everything they can to say people are racist..if thats the case do we get rid of alk barbies and dolls because they are offensive to white people...
Pathetic
It's not the ethnic minorities who are racist. It's usually some little member of the PC brigade that finds something wrong in everything we say and do. A few years ago Bradford council banned taxi drivers from having England flags on their cars during the World Cup. The taxi drivers protested and threatened to strike and in the end Bradford council had to back down. 99% of taxi drivers in Bradford are Asian and they wanted to support England. None of them were offended by the st George flag but some little idiot from the council used that excuse to get his 5 minutes of fame on the news. It's people like him that cause racism. The public were led to believe that Asians wanted the flags removed when it wasn't them at all.
[quote][p][bold]mililly[/bold] wrote: Sick and tired of this country and its stupid racist attitude..its not white people who are racist at all its the coloured and ethnics who find offence and use anything and everything they can to say people are racist..if thats the case do we get rid of alk barbies and dolls because they are offensive to white people... Pathetic[/p][/quote]It's not the ethnic minorities who are racist. It's usually some little member of the PC brigade that finds something wrong in everything we say and do. A few years ago Bradford council banned taxi drivers from having England flags on their cars during the World Cup. The taxi drivers protested and threatened to strike and in the end Bradford council had to back down. 99% of taxi drivers in Bradford are Asian and they wanted to support England. None of them were offended by the st George flag but some little idiot from the council used that excuse to get his 5 minutes of fame on the news. It's people like him that cause racism. The public were led to believe that Asians wanted the flags removed when it wasn't them at all. Coleygiz

7:47pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

I'm not a racist i just dislike ignorant and stupid people of which there are many that use this site.
I'm not a racist i just dislike ignorant and stupid people of which there are many that use this site. Eileenshakers

12:07pm Wed 29 Jan 14

buckfeed17 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
Actually the true PC brigade are a few white "Governmental" people who think we mustn't say this that or the other in case we upset the select few. Fact is the majority of minorities don't give two hoots - even they are appalled as what has changed and as to why - such as chalkboard instead of blackboard (howcome whiteboards haven't been renamed) etc etc etc
It's so true
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: Actually the true PC brigade are a few white "Governmental" people who think we mustn't say this that or the other in case we upset the select few. Fact is the majority of minorities don't give two hoots - even they are appalled as what has changed and as to why - such as chalkboard instead of blackboard (howcome whiteboards haven't been renamed) etc etc etc[/p][/quote]It's so true buckfeed17

1:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Albinosupport says...

So the 'Golly Doll' as it now more widely known is in the midst of a racism battle across Europe. Are we then to ban our children from reading Enid Blyton books (they appear in her books) and Florence Kate Uptons books? My elderly mother in law has a 'Golly Doll' keyring and she carries it everywhere (as her keys are on it) and she has never received negative comments or attitudes because of it, quite the contrary, people love it and want to know where she bought it, people from all walks of life and colour I may add. This poor Traffic Warden has been made a scape goat by some PC mad person.
So the 'Golly Doll' as it now more widely known is in the midst of a racism battle across Europe. Are we then to ban our children from reading Enid Blyton books (they appear in her books) and Florence Kate Uptons books? My elderly mother in law has a 'Golly Doll' keyring and she carries it everywhere (as her keys are on it) and she has never received negative comments or attitudes because of it, quite the contrary, people love it and want to know where she bought it, people from all walks of life and colour I may add. This poor Traffic Warden has been made a scape goat by some PC mad person. Albinosupport

2:11pm Wed 29 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

In a recent UN judgement - they decided that teh blackening of white people (either facepaints or boot polish) for things like Zwarte Piet and Dutch versions of black & white minstrals is NOT racist!

And yet in another UN judgement they also say that black coloured dolls are also not racist!
In a recent UN judgement - they decided that teh blackening of white people (either facepaints or boot polish) for things like Zwarte Piet and Dutch versions of black & white minstrals is NOT racist! And yet in another UN judgement they also say that black coloured dolls are also not racist! The Righteous One

3:28pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Stories about schools banning the singing of Baa Baa Black sheep and renaming blackboards are urban myths.These stories were going around in the 1980s made up by Jim Davison fans.

This item was displayed on the persons locker in an attempt to cause offence to another member of staff.

That's called bullying and he deserves the sack. You will feel so stupid when the truth comes out you defended a racist bully.
Stories about schools banning the singing of Baa Baa Black sheep and renaming blackboards are urban myths.These stories were going around in the 1980s made up by Jim Davison fans. This item was displayed on the persons locker in an attempt to cause offence to another member of staff. That's called bullying and he deserves the sack. You will feel so stupid when the truth comes out you defended a racist bully. Jim271

10:20am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ginger Pussies Rule says...

Jim you numpty he didn't put it there, one of his colleagues did. Read the story and get the facts right! Even if he did answer this simple question IS THE GOLLY BANNED IN THIS COUNTRY? I think the answer is a 2 word answer it's start with N and ends in O, there I've helped you out. It's NSL who have made this racial not the warden!
Jim you numpty he didn't put it there, one of his colleagues did. Read the story and get the facts right! Even if he did answer this simple question IS THE GOLLY BANNED IN THIS COUNTRY? I think the answer is a 2 word answer it's start with N and ends in O, there I've helped you out. It's NSL who have made this racial not the warden! Ginger Pussies Rule

9:15am Tue 4 Feb 14

DirtyBuryisgreat says...

Think we should start a campaign to get this guy reinstated
what a Contrty we live in so I suppose we shouldnt wear Black and Whit Unerwear too
Think we should start a campaign to get this guy reinstated what a Contrty we live in so I suppose we shouldnt wear Black and Whit Unerwear too DirtyBuryisgreat

11:55am Tue 4 Feb 14

Jim271 says...

Ginger **** rule, he is a liar and you are stupid to believe him.

Like hes really going to tell the truth when he faces the sack, what proof has he got someone else hung it there.

Closet Sun readers and UKIP facists is what you people defending him are.
Ginger **** rule, he is a liar and you are stupid to believe him. Like hes really going to tell the truth when he faces the sack, what proof has he got someone else hung it there. Closet Sun readers and UKIP facists is what you people defending him are. Jim271

4:00pm Tue 4 Feb 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

Jim271 says..
.Closet Sun readers and UKIP facists is what you people defending him are.

LOL... **** MY SIDES AT YOUR COMMENT,
ANYWAY I HAVE JUST GOT MY GOLLYWOG AND UKIP BADGES OUT :-)
Jim271 says.. .Closet Sun readers and UKIP facists is what you people defending him are. LOL... **** MY SIDES AT YOUR COMMENT, ANYWAY I HAVE JUST GOT MY GOLLYWOG AND UKIP BADGES OUT :-) VIGILANTE VIC

12:49pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ginger Pussies Rule says...

Jim you still haven't answered the question so will try again. IS THE GOLLY BANNED IN THIS COUNTRY, answer that part first and then you just might see how unfair this wardens dismissal is. Has he made it racial NO, it's NSL who have. Open your eyes and Jim and smell the air
Jim you still haven't answered the question so will try again. IS THE GOLLY BANNED IN THIS COUNTRY, answer that part first and then you just might see how unfair this wardens dismissal is. Has he made it racial NO, it's NSL who have. Open your eyes and Jim and smell the air Ginger Pussies Rule

2:14pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Coleygiz says...

Sorry to have to tell you this Jim but innocent until proven guilty. He shouldn't have to prove his innocence, the company should have to prove his guilt and, considering we have laws on racist acts, if they thought he was racist he should have been taken to court and given a fair trial.
Sorry to have to tell you this Jim but innocent until proven guilty. He shouldn't have to prove his innocence, the company should have to prove his guilt and, considering we have laws on racist acts, if they thought he was racist he should have been taken to court and given a fair trial. Coleygiz

2:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Coleygiz says...

Oh, and by the way, it is not illegal to sell or own a golliwog. If owning one is wrong then owning a white doll should be as well.
Oh, and by the way, it is not illegal to sell or own a golliwog. If owning one is wrong then owning a white doll should be as well. Coleygiz

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