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"The council is prepared to voluntarily grant a reasonable amount of expressions of freedom" - Glasgow Council


Pay to march, Orange Lodge told - Scotsman.com News

The contribution will be voluntary because, as a non-profit organisation, the Orange Lodge is exempt from paying for any policing. However, police and council chiefs will warn that if the Lodge does not pay, they will restrict the number of parades which can take place every year.

One senior source said: "A reasonable starting point is the deal the police have done with the football clubs. We want to say to the Orange Lodge, let's talk about how you contribute to the cost of this. It would be a voluntary agreement that reflects the fact that the council is prepared to voluntarily grant a reasonable amount of expressions of freedom."

If the Lodge refuses to pay, the source said, then "the authorities will be more prepared to refuse them permission, and that includes the Irish organisations which have been deemed to be inflammatory". The source added: "We are also considering going to the Scottish Government and saying we need legislation that allows us to limit the number of parades which draws a limit of what is deemed to be an acceptable number on what freedom of expression is."

The Lodge says it is prepared to cut down on the total number, but last night warned it would vehemently oppose any payment regime.

Ian Wilson, the grand master of the Orange Lodge, said: "I don't think it would be just us who would oppose this. This is a libertarian matter.

"The police force is a public service. This is a democratic society and we should be free to demonstrate."

So Glasgow Council think that they decide what is, and can generously grant permission for, a "reasonable amount of freedom of expression" do they? Well they can fuck right off, or is that an unreasonable expression of freedom that they won't allow.

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So do the London "climate camp" have to pay for policing? Thought not...

I would have thought that Glasgow Council will be opening themselves up to discrimination charges if they do not apply the same rule to other marches and events.

If it was anyone else but the Police or Council, we would call this a protection racket. So lets call it what it really is, its a protection racket.

So what is going to happen at Eid?

"...what is deemed to be an acceptable number on what freedom of expression is." I am still scratching my head over that one.

"...what is deemed to be an acceptable number on what freedom of expression is." I am still scratching my head over that one. "Oy there you've had your pint of freedom today!"

So Glasgow Council think that they decide what is, and can generously grant permission for, a "reasonable amount of freedom of expression" do they? Well they can fuck right off, or is that an unreasonable expression of freedom that they won't allow.'.

Heyzeus, and Jeebus, and, oh fur fuks sake. No-one is allowed to call the Orange Order top class bigots of the first degree?

Are you, the epitome of reason, actually proposing that the Orange Order are the best thing since the proverbial sliced bread?

Do, Sir, fuck, well and truly off, thrice.

And thrice more.


I have followed your blog daily and more and now you show yourself to be an utter bigot?

No feckin' surrender?

Hypocrite.


STB.

TE = STB seems to have missed that the point of the story is nothing to do with the Orange Order, and even points out it also includes the Irish opposites as also being affected. And should bigots be not allowed to speak?

Complete orwellian communist/facist C**ts

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