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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 Â£800 TYVM) above a Lap Dancing Club. He infers it's inapropriate and states he feels it 'demeaning'.
Surely Â£800 is Â£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?
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.
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.