Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Libraries ban poppies: 'We can't favour one charity above others' says manager

'Scandalous': Staff at 48 libraries in Derbyshire were ordered to remove collection boxes selling poppies

For decades they dutifully sold poppies without objection.
But then staff at nearly 50 libraries were ordered to remove their collection tins and boxes - in the name of equality.
Officials ruled they could not be seen to support 'particular charities at the expense of others'.

The ban, which applied to all 48 libraries in Derbyshire, was yesterday described as 'scandalous'.

Staff were sent an email on October 28 warning them to remove any boxes from public areas 'immediately'.
The memo, from Ann Ainsworth, the county council's 'Operations Manager, West', said: 'I need to reinforce that the County Council does not support specific charities and does not provide opportunities for any charities to collect donations via Derbyshire Libraries.

'This ensures it maintains a neutral position and does not favour particular charities at the expense of others.

'Clearly this also excludes collection boxes for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

'Please ensure that collection boxes have not been accepted for public display during this year's appeal in any of our buildings.'
A source said the order had angered staff at one of the affected libraries, in Whitwell.
Eddie Roper, who used to run the adjoining village community centre, said: 'The staff can't understand the decision. Nobody ever complained about it.


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'Poppies raise money for the families of our war dead and our injured soldiers. By buying one we are honouring their memory.

'They should be put back in the library immediately.'
Dorothy Reynolds, whose husband Dennis served in the Second World War, said he would not understand why poppies were not being sold
Dorothy Reynolds' late husband Dennis served in the Second World War and ran the Whitwell Royal British Legion for 50 years.
The 79-year- old said: 'My husband would walk five miles to make five pence for the Poppy Appeal. Now he would want to know why on earth the library cannot sell poppies.'
During the First World War, 140,000 men served in the county regiment - the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regiment. Some 11,409 were killed.

A further 1,520 out of 26,940 laid down their lives in the Second World War. The county's Rolls Royce factory also played a crucial role in the war effort, producing the Merlin engines used in Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain.

Last night, after being contacted by the Daily Mail, Conservative-run Derbyshire County Council caved in and reversed its decision.
Council leader Andrew Lewer said: 'We are wholehearted supporters of the Armed Forces and I am very happy for libraries to sell poppies on behalf of the British Legion.

'To avoid any confusion about past policies, I will be letting all libraries know they can sell poppies this year.'

On Saturday it emerged that poppy sellers from the Royal British Legion have been banned from shaking their collection tins in case they are seen as a 'public menace'.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1224811/Libraries-ban-poppies-We-favour-charity-says-manager.html#ixzz0Vnv3c3Ku

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Typical of the way this Country is going.

Labour party have a lot to answer for.

Stop the muggings said...

Give it time, they will ban poppy day completely. After all doesn't it upset all the Rumanians, Albanians.shieks etc that fought against us in WW2?

Moses Mordecai Levi said...

It's about Orwell's prophesy:
"He who controls the present controls the past, he who controls the present controls the future"

Cultural Marxism, pure and simple. Like getting rid of Assizes, £sd and yards and Gallons.

A people without a past are not a people.

Fuck Dux said...

During the First World War, 140,000 men served in the county regiment - the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regiment. Some 11,409 were killed.

They were ethnicly cleansed so that New Labour could fill Derbyshire with African and Asian settlers.

Anonymous said...

Typical of the way this Country is going.

Labour party have a lot to answer for.

Last night, after being contacted by the Daily Mail, Conservative-run Derbyshire County Council caved in and reversed its decision.

only the lib-dems to put their tuppence worth in now!

gordon mcbroons discarded poppy said...

This is just more rules from the iron fist of zionism ,that is trying to force us to forget our brave war dead .

ENGLISHMAN said...

This can not be seen in the same way as any other charity,for it affect each and every one of the INDIGENOUS population,and unlike muslim "charities" we do not buy bullets with the money raised.

Anonymous said...

Good.

These PC tossers have been slating the BNP.

They forget that the charity exists because the Government doesnt support ex-servicemen.

Yet they slag off the BNP.

Tossers the lot of em.

They will get no support from me if they want to marginalise people because of their politics.

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Anonymous said...

'the tossers who slag off the bnp'

fuck off you gri££inite bastard.

Colonel Wilberforce Buckshot said...

Notice how even the Poppy has been dumbed down without people even noticing. Did you realize the wording has changed?. I bet you didn't.

It used to say "Haig Fund" in the center off the poppy giving a clear and unabiguous meaning to it's purpose.

The Haig Fund, more properly called the Earl Haig Fund was set up in 1921 by the 1st Earl Haig, Field Marshal Douglas Haig to help ex servicemen from all the conflicts involving British Armed Forces right to the present day.

Now it just says 'Poppy Appeal', a largely meaningless abstract phrase to most folks these days, particularly the young who will not have the vaguest idea or notion who Haig was or to his purpose let alone what the Poppy actually signifies because the history of our country and the sacrifice of previous generations has been flushed down the drain by the marxist liberal filth in office.

To me it is near impossible to comprehend the fact that we have now reached a time where there now exists a group so vile and twisted in their mindset that they spit on the memories and the graves of our war dead and make mockery of the unimaginable horror these men suffered when paying the ultimate price for us.

Just a few short decades ago such scum would have been publicly lynched.

Hang the bastards, every last one....

Pip pip

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