Why Worry? The Taxpayer’s Forking Out No Matter What!

Queen’s Park councillor Salim Mulla said he was called to the scene, opposite the Tesco store in Hill Street, at midday.

He said: “The protest group said the council had been instructed by the police to remove the banner. I knew nothing about it and merely came down to act for my constituents.

“I spoke to the police and they confirmed the situation but said they were sorry it had been taken down. I think the people who own the banner have been offered a reimbursement.”

Great! I bet that won’t come out of the errant policeman’s own pocket, will it?

A police spokesperson said: “Having received complaints from the public about the banner, a police constable asked the council to remove it.

However, the content did not constitute a criminal offence and, with hindsight, we acknowledge that further consultation with the building owner, protest organiser and council should have taken place to find a suitable resolution.”

Translation: “Well, how are we supposed to know things like the law? We’re only officers of it!”

Asif Mahmud, from group Youth On A Mission, said the council and police had ‘shown a shocking level of incompetence’.

He added: “A full investigation should take place and a full unreserved apology to everyone who supports the Boycott Tesco campaign must be made.”

Yeah, sure. Why not? Let’s hand you more taxpayer cash and publicity for your little temper tantrum over Israel giving your co-religionists the shafting of their lives…

9 comments for “Why Worry? The Taxpayer’s Forking Out No Matter What!

  1. Penseivat
    August 5, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I look forward to Tesco staff protesting outside the local mosque because the muslims refuse to buy products from Israel in Tesco, thereby putting their jobs at risk. No doubt Mr Mahmud will accept that as a legitimate matter? Asif!

    • Mudplugger
      August 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Why just a protest at the mosque – why not a hog-roast on the brazier too ?

      • DICK R
        August 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

        The treacherous cowardly police would take the side of the muslims and arrest you.

        • Bunny
          August 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

          The police, police by consent and they are eroding that consent, it will be interesting when the government are no longer representative and the police are ignored.

          • August 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

            Doing our own policing…..quite a thought, Bunny.

            • Mudplugger
              August 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

              In parts of some inner cities, DIY policing is already upon us – unofficial groups patrolling the streets expelling drinkers, under-dressed females and anyone else who offends their sensitivities.
              Some would call these groups ‘vigilantes’, some call them committed Muslims maintaining standards – you decide.

              • ivan
                August 6, 2014 at 9:57 am

                And some call them bastard muslims trying to take over the country like ISIS.

  2. Furor Teutonicus
    August 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    xX However, the content did not constitute a criminal offence But one person flooded them with a complaint!

    That is the same thing in Britain, nowdays….(?)

    How doe you expect the police to know what the “policy of the hour” is?

    I could bet your bottom dollar, had this been a banner supporting Israel (A country of whose flags have, in Britain, been ordered to be removed. NOT a criminal offense to fly one, EITHER!)and a bloody sand-nigger had complained, NONE of this would even have made two lines on page 10 of the local free rag.

  3. John
    August 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I wonder what the Police would have done if the banner had been on the side of a pikey’s caravan? That would be a moral dilemma for them wouldn’t it?

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