Discuss Whatever next??!! in Current Affairs, News and Analysis on The Army Rumour Service; British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in ...
From the HBOS (Halifax/Bank of Scotland) Intranet...
News: Piggybank press coverage
Colleagues may have seen coverage in today's Daily Star and Daily Express newspapers claiming that we have withdrawn piggybanks from Halifax branches.
As colleagues in branches know, we have not used piggybanks for a number of years. Our branch promotional material is organised around our advertising, which for the last five years has focussed on highlighting our colleagues. (i.e that stupid Howard bloke singing "who gives you extra"? Ed.)
The newspapers involved were briefed about our position by the press office but chose to ignore our advice.
I bet it was still discussed though...along with many companies not having Christmas do's, or towns not having lights and trees...
the old 'don't want to upset the apple cart' and offend people stories that keep popping up!
As a devout (!) Roman Catholic I am seriously upset by the thought of the anti-Catholic incitements to religious hatred planned for next weekend, or "Bonfire Parties" as their evil organisers call them. I am so upset that I can hardly contain me glee at having just got buckshi a £90 box of Chinese (i.e. non EC legal) fireworks!
I hope that the CRE or whichever bunch of fcul ing busybodies are responsible for this type of stuff come around to check on my emotional state, as I will then deliver a Ying-tong rocket up the bracket to each and every one of them. The big rockets in this box are haugy great big ones too. I am devastated by the anti-Catholic spirit abroad at present and may require therapy...or compensation. Probably compensation actually.