Saturday, May 20, 2006
Another Reason Not to Visit Blackpool (As if We needed One)
Blacckpool Council has banned cabbies from wearing shirts with the Cross of St George or flying any flags from their cabs during the World Cup. You'd think they'd have something more important to worry about, wouldn't you? Like dragging Blackpool's reputation up off the floor and making it a place people might actually want to visit, for example. Some twat of a council officer grandly told the Daily Mail: "The consensus among our officers is that a shirt featuring the Three Lions or the Cross of St George constitutes a football short, and these are not permitted." Last time I looked, a council was run by elected councillors. I'd suggest that Labour's ruling councillors reversed this decision PDQ. Even Ken Livingstone hasn't thought of doing something so stupid as banning England shirts in London cabs. He'd have a revolution on his hands.