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Bollocks to Blair

BBC NEWS | England | Leicestershire | Man fined for 'rude' Blair shirt

A Leicestershire trader has been fined for displaying shirts bearing a rude slogan about the prime minister.
Tony Wright, 60, from Burton Lazars, was told the shirts could cause alarm or even distress.
He was caught selling them at the Royal Norfolk Show and told to take down his stand. The shirts have the slogan "B******* to Blair" emblazoned on them.
He said he would challenge the £80 fixed penalty the police gave him for causing harassment, alarm and distress.
Mr Wright said: "I am a local country boy - and I don't see anything wrong with me expressing my opinion about Blair.

"The ticket is a joke - it is for causing harassment, alarm and distress and I look forward to fighting it all the way."

Oh happy land we live in now.
I am sure there would be a few people who would contribute to his defence fund - try asking round at No. 11..

Those with long memories will remember this story from last year:

Guy Fawkes' blog of parliamentary plots, rumours and conspiracy: "Bollocks to Blair" is Illegal

Sunday, September 25, 2005
"Bollocks to Blair" is Illegal
Horse & Hound has this article in it. Police arrested a 20-year-old girl gamekeeper for wearing a “Bollocks to Blair” T-shirt at a game fair last weekend.

Comments

Sounds like an even more clear cut opportunity than the parking fines situation to invoke:

"That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void"

Why, in God's name, is no-one producing "Bullocks to Blair"?

I have worn mine publicly in the presence of a judge with no problem. People seem to agree with the sentiment!

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