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english Motorist told to take down english flag in car cause it was racist

Motorist told flag could be racist.

A TEENAGE motorist was told to remove an England flag from his car by a police officer because it could be offensive to immigrants.

Ben Smith, 18, was driving back home to Ingram Road in Melksham on Thursday evening after filling up with petrol, when the officer stopped him on a routine patrol.

He checked the tax disc and tyres on his Vauxhall Corsa but when he noticed the flag of St George on the parcel shelf he told Mr Smith to take it down.

Mr Smith, who works for G Plan Upholsterers on Hampton Park West, said: “He saw the flag and said it was racist towards immigrants and if I refused to take it down I would get a £30 fine.

“I laughed because I thought he was joking, but then I realised he was serious so I had to take it down straight away. I thought it was silly - it’s my country and I want to show my support for my country.”

Mr Smith had recently installed new speakers in the parcel shelf of his car and wanted to cover them up so they did not get stolen


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Added: May-28-2008 
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  • The UK police force are just slaves to idiotic anti-indigenous political correctness. They'll threaten to arrest you for displaying the country's flag but stand by impotently as hate preaching clerics call for the death of non muslims.

    Keep it up PC plod, soon enough there will be a backlash.

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  • I was advised to remove the Union Jack from the bunk of my truck in London a couple of years ago out of consideration for other ethnic backgrounds.

    I said are you going to ask the Queen to remove the Union Jack from outside Buckingham Palace.

    He went silent then,especially when i said don't forget who you work for,Customs And Excise,she's your boss mate..:)

    The reason i was stopped by them was the usual huge traffic stop with the Police DSS and Customs trying to catch people out.

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    • It is not really a tradition in the UK to fly the flag,except on official buildings etc... but I do know they want to stop you flying the original flag of England,the St,George cross ,just like they want to stop the "Árpad" flag here,the original Hungarian flag--because both are symbols of nationalism and patriotism ,and this is no longer accepted in the EU,which only wants subservient states not true independent states---Break up a nations pride,destroy the family unit and allow all f More..

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    • Oh without doubt bud.

      I was quite used to having someone whining on about the 'England' St George,flag on my truck,even asked if i was a racist once because my seat covers and curtains were Burberry checked fabric,i said you're taking the piss now,i know it got a reputation with the football hooligans and the Caps they wore,but the only reason i had my Truck Cab furnished with Burberry because it was one of my biggest customers i delivered for.

      I delivered the fabric for weaving and printi More..

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    • i hope you didn't. If that happened to me I would take the ticket and fight it.

      Is there a law that says you can't fly the flag of your country? Insane, no wonder Shreks going nuts (well a little more nuttier than usual) =)

      I don't get the logic . . . How is flying GBs flag offensive????? eff the immigrants, why don't they just leave? parasites . .

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    • No mate,No law,just the politically correct crackpots who think we should go out of our way as not to upset immigrants coming into the UK,by avoiding to use the St George which is deemed racist to some,why i don't know?,and no mate,i did'nt get a ticket otherwise the shit would have hit the fan.

      I talk to alot of guys from many different races in my work and not one person is offended at all by the English National Flag,in fact they have them hanging in their cars or outside their homes if En More..

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    • Crazy it is . . . I think that a message has to be sent to these PC liberal types that they can't take our heritage away from us to appease those that find our way of life offensive.

      If I was living there, i would make sure I had the flag all over the place; my clothes, my car, my house, my dog, etc etc etc just to protest this stupidness and intolerance.

      yucck!! good luck barnesy, i hope all turns out well for GB.

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  • Fuck the immigrants! I was taught to be respectful when visiting in someone elses home.

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  • Why is it offensive? I don't get it. I mean that BTW. I really don't get it. In the US a flag bumper sticker is considered pretty common and is certainly not offensive. In fact, I see an aweful lot of immigrants with the stars and stripes (often with their home nations flags) on their bumpers. Whats to be offended about?

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  • that is absurd

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  • Vote bnp lad

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  • I'm glad I'm in the US people still fly the confederate flag also called the rebel flag even if it could be deemed offensive.

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  • Let Me Get This Straight....A British Youth Flies His Own Countrys' Flag on His Auto...and then is Told to REMOVE IT ??? ........And then the Limeys Get Pissed Off About It................Yet When One of OUR Own Live Leak Members Tries to Stand Up for HIS Own Country...HE GETS" Banished ??? Thank GOD for the Common Sense that is Alive and Well Here in AMERICA...and I Hope, in LiveLeakia, as Well......

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  • I must say old chap you are so brainwashed i should of become a politician "DIVIDE AND RULE" IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY the enemy is the banksters, politicians, the food on your table is stolen from africa when did you ever complain about fuel prices, tax increase, inflation, "NEVER" look around open your eyes and thou shall see when the goverment are ready you will be "allowed" TO KILL each (revolution)untill then dont dare park on a double yellow u will be towed and More..

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  • FUUUUUUUK THOSE RADICAL ISLAMIC FUKKKS, THEY DON'T LIKE SEND 'EM BACK TO THEIR SHET HOLE

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  • bnp and the national front will rise to take back the queens country.long live the queen

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  • LOL, crazy brits!

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  • It is obviously not your country, Mate. I guess this is just one of the many benefits of being a subject of the crown. LOL

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  • ROFLMFAO!

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  • Muslims will fix it, flags of Mecca for all Brits by 2020 is my guess.

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  • he should of told the cop to fuck right off.the cop sounds racist to me,he should be fuckin sacked!

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  • Sorry that should be Asia Minor. Bythnia was part of Anatolia, and the Turks did not arrive their until 700 years after the date you give as him dying.

    Claiming hes Turkish is like saying King Arthur (Welsh) was English.

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  • We got to stop letting the government getting away with these stupid rules..which are not bring our varied cultures together but seperating us.

    Unfortunatly us Brits dont stand up for ourselves anymore when it comes to defending our freedoms we just let the twats in government dectate how we live our lifes.

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  • its a flag thatr represents a turkish saint so why would it offend immigrants?

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    • Greek

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    • Sorry you are wrong.

      Born:
      Between ca. AD 275 and 281, Nicomedia, Bithynia, modern-day northwestern Turkey

      Died:
      April 23, 303, Lydda, Palestine

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    • Sorry your wrong.
      At the time he was born the land was known as Anatolia, he spoke Greek and was ethnically Greek and he belonged to a Greek people. The Turks did not arrive in his part of Asis Minor for a few hundred years.

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    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George

      http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/stgeorge3.html

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/saints/george_1.shtml

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/george_st.shtml

      TURKEY

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    • Wikipedia backs me up saying he has a Greek foather.
      Im not disputing that the Land he was born in, which your correct on is now in Turkey. Modern Turkey. But at the time he was born, TUrkey did not exist, the Turks were many miles to the east as a nomadic horse rider group, he was not Turkish or a Turk.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatolia

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey#Pre-Turkic_history_of_Anatolia

      As youll notice the time you state of his death is 303AD, The Seljuks dont arri More..

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  • What a fricken joke, is this for real? I guess when they find out no one wants to defend their own land, since they can't seem to show their patriotism, well then maybe they'll understand....The UK is becoming a major s**thole...

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  • Can a Brit please explain this to me? Why is the flag deemed racist??

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  • Immigrants who are offended by the English flag SHOULDN'T BE IN ENGLAND IN THE FIRST PLACE! Fuck immigration.

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  • i'm about to go put flags all over my truck

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  • You simply can't make this shit up........

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