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H&S bastards Part 2

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A traditional shower of poppies planned for a Remembrance Day service in Sandwell has had to be scrapped because of Health and Safety regulations.
In previous years thousands of paper poppy petals have been released during the minute's silence at the packed event in West Bromwich town hall.
But the emotional tribute which has been part of the annual service since before the Second World War has now been banned.
Fire inspectors who visited the venue in the town High Street said the practice breached health and safety regulations. They believe the paper poppy petals would be a fire hazard.
But Sandwell Council today vowed to raise the matter with the West Midlands Fire Service as a matter of urgency.
Councillor Keith Davies, cabinet member for community, today criticised the decision and accused "jobsworths" of ruining the event.
He said: "I'm absolutely furious about this and I shall be looking into this myself personally. We have to remember why we are doing this. We're doing this to mark the sacrifice of thousands of servicemen and women.
"For some jobsworth to come along and decide this is not on."

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If we are afraid to take such small risks as releasing bits of paper to keep alive the spirit and memory of those who have sacrificed all in order that we might live free, it is no wonder that few have the courage to take much greater risks to ensure that freedom continues.
Good stuff, thanks!
Peggy

"No comment needed". I'll say! Grrrrr...

Didn't the man say No comment needed?

You made that up! Please tell me you made that up.

"And this is how the Empire ends... not with a bang, but a whimper."

Or something like that.

Unbelievable.
But then again, a symbol of the malaise of a once great nation.
Old, tired, besieged by barbarians and nipped at by jackals.
Perhaps it is time for the British lion to lie down and die.

The British parliament may be rife with pussies, but certainly not of the lion sort.

Dear Sir,
The London Gov't only represents £ondon it is a dysfunctional entity only concerned with its own welfare, politics is about locationlocationlocation and nothing else, it is our real estate. Fundamentally there is no left or right public or private all there is - is the city and the Country. Wonder who put the side into country-side - who sidelined us - who confounds our imaginations with visive grammer and spellings, its coinage confirms we are made to be slaves to our own language!
The English Flag is not one of their cleverly - deliberately concocted distraction such as the cross of st george (inspired by the myth of Bellisarius) ... it is OUR ENGLISH FLAG and nothing - else! Remember only Citys have Empires and Empires only recognise colonys!
Here is the key to our stolen inheritance
The Atlantic Charter of 1941
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August 14

Declaration by President Rooseveldt and Prime Minister Churchill

Later called "The Atlantic Charter"


FIRST, their Countries seek no aggrandizement, territorial or other;

SECOND, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned;

THIRD, they respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live; and they wish to see sovereign rights and self-government restored to those who have been forcibly deprived of them;

FOURTH, they will endeavor, with due respect for their existing obligations, to further the enjoyment by all States, great or small, victor or vanquished, of access, on equal terms, to the trade and to the raw materials of the world which are needed for their economic prosperity;

FIFTH, they desire to bring about the fullest collaboration between all nations in the economic field with the object of securing, for all, improved labor standards, economic adjustment and social security;

SIXTH, after the final destruction of the Nazi tyranny, they hope to see established a peace which will afford to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries, and which will afford assurance that all the men in all the lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want;

SEVENTH, such a peace should enable all men to traverse the high seas and oceans without hindrance;

EIGHTH, they believe that all of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons, must come to the abandonment of the use of force. Since no future peace can be maintained if land, sea or air armaments continue to be employed by nations which threaten, or may threaten, aggression outside of their frontiers, they believe, pending the establishment of a wider and permanent system of general security, that the disarmament of such nations is essential. They will likewise aid and encourage all other practicable measures which will lighten for peace-loving peoples the crushing burden of armaments.


Franklin D. Roosevelt

Winston S. Churchill

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