Bollocks to Blair
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.