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Soldier refused accomodation at hotel

#1 Post by sterion66 » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 8:59 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7596798.stm

Anyone else read this? Unbelievable

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#2 Post by tom163 » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 11:57 am

Bloody disgusting. Well I wouldn't expect anything better for this s*it country

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#3 Post by simonsheppard » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 1:29 pm

Thats crap. I could understand if he turned up in uniform with tons of kit. Then maybe I could understand.

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#4 Post by bellend » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 5:38 pm

That attitude makes my f@#k blood boil. :evil: :evil: :evil:

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#5 Post by GGHT » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 7:12 pm

Tom163 wrote:Bloody disgusting. Well I wouldn't expect anything better for this s*it country
Aye. Bye bye hotel anyway, good riddance. Makes you wonder what would have happened if a woman in a bhurka rocked up, probably roll put the red carpet.

They'll try and blame it on the receptionist now.

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#6 Post by tom163 » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 8:04 pm

GGHT wrote:
Tom163 wrote:Bloody disgusting. Well I wouldn't expect anything better for this s*it country
Aye. Bye bye hotel anyway, good riddance. Makes you wonder what would have happened if a woman in a bhurka rocked up, probably roll put the red carpet.

They'll try and blame it on the receptionist now.
Yeah, exactly mate. Bloody Disgrace.

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#7 Post by Butcher » Thu 04 Sep, 2008 9:05 pm

he wasn’t even in uniform!!! honestly that’s just a disgrace.

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#8 Post by Sully » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 8:52 am

Stacks of places were off limits to service personnel in the 90's (pubs, clubs hotels), I remember being refused house insurance, credit and the like because I was in the forces. We weren't very popular at all but you'd think that times would have changed given the current climate. It's nothing new and certainly not a sign of the demise of this country....

I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!

-- Rudyard Kipling


Good effort on the fella for not losing his rag and ending up in the s**t - as I remember the courts weren't too keen on us either :roll:
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#9 Post by flighty » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 9:25 am

Can someone please explain the significance of the 'woman in a bhurka' contribution to this thread?

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#10 Post by Mya » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 10:28 am

GGHT wrote:They'll try and blame it on the receptionist now.
The article is in todays Metro and it's been blamed on the receptionist

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#11 Post by GGHT » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 11:50 am

flighty wrote:Can someone please explain the significance of the 'woman in a bhurka' contribution to this thread?
It's quite simple Flighty. IMO Whilst a solider who had been injured in Afghanistan fighting for this country has been refused a bed, due to the heavy chains of political correctness I bet if a person who had somwehat differing views on this country's military policy would be allowed one.

Mya, I bet. If the hotel's parent company is listed an exchange i'd like to have seen the price plummet.

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#12 Post by flighty » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 4:46 pm

So it wasn't a cheap sexist/racist pop then?

Hmmmmm.

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#13 Post by GGHT » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 4:58 pm

Well from Sully's post I wasn't aware that this was "traditional" so to speak so my first comment has been proved wayward.

In answer to wether it is a cheap, racist and sexist comment, well if you are of the ZaNuLabour school of thought where anything resembling patriotism is labelled "racist" then yes I suppose your are right. These are the same people need I remind you that have tolerated British soldiers wounded in the middle east to be verbally abused by Muslim women in Sellyoak hospital.

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west ... _page.html

If, however you are like me and refuse to be cowed anymore by Left smearing while you see Britain increasingly Islamified by radicals, then no it isn't.

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#14 Post by flighty » Fri 05 Sep, 2008 5:01 pm

I refuse to be cowed by anyone .... left, right or central.

I thought your comment was out of order, irrelevant and unjustified.

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#15 Post by Patrick » Sat 06 Sep, 2008 11:16 am

I remember a couple of years' ago on the local news that they had stopped soldiers returning from a tour of duty from getting into pubs and nightclubs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/news/ ... kers.shtml
It doesn't say it on the article but when it was on the tv the army leader, I can't remember his rank, was wondering where to find the gratitude for his men risking their lives in Northern Ireland, only to return to this.

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