RBL Up In Arms

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Mr_Fingerz, Oct 13, 2006.

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  1. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

  2. Piece here about the the chairman of the National Service Veterans' Association, who said it was "inappropriate" to put a couple of large Poppies (for which the owner paid £800 TYVM) above a Lap Dancing Club. He infers it's inapropriate and states he feels it 'demeaning'.

    Surely £800 is £800 and there can't be many servicemen who would find such a gesture inappropriate. The guy has stumped up the cash and contributed to a very worthy cause. Or is it that just as soon as you hang up your boots you suddenly find the morals / principles and 'good taste' you dumped outside various houses of ill repute / bars / Big C / Adam & Eve Club etc etc throughout an illustrious career? Or is this someone out to make a name for himself?
  3. Don't you just love that term: 'inappropriate'. You can use it as an objective justification to block just about anything you happen to subjectively disagree with, secure in the knowledge that the intellectually idle will accept it as such.
  4. Blokes willing to part with "hard" cash to support RBL which he has displayed outside his legal workplace. Don't see the problem good to see the traders getting together and raising the RBL profile.

    Do they do Forces discount?
  5. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    More important, do they do a veterans discount? :D
  6. He's already got a name.....it's "Cnut", isn't it ?
  7. We have a poledancer that works on our camp, day job, and she does charity pole shows. Quite a lot actually.
    Who cares how the money is raised, no need to be bloody choosey!!
  8. It insinuates that all members of the forces turn into these upper class folks who don't appreciate the finer points of a naked lady as soon as they sign off!

    Surely this is probably one of the most appropriate methods of fund raising considering who the benificiaries are!
  9. At a rough guess, I'd say that more than half the members of the Royal British Legion are no strangers to Strip Clubs (or Knocking Shops), so as far as I see it the owner of the Strip Club is only giving them some of their money back. I hope he offers up free tickets to the Old Boys in the Chelsea Pensioners as well and half price to anyone returing from Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Good on him, he has shown that not only does he have the best job in the world (outside gynaecology), but that he is a loyal supporter of one of the country's greatest charities.

    Some people would whine if they found a tenner.