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On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:17pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
An attack on one section of a Bonfire Society is an attack on the Society
An attack on one Society is an attack on all Societies
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:19pm BB wrote:
Absolutely correct. And true Bonfire Boys and Belles never forget.
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:24pm Although... wrote:
There are a lot of people in bonfire who agree that the blacking up should go. This siege mentality and slightly aggressive time adopted by many supporting tradition over not offending people is only cementing the image of Bonfire being a bit small minded. Also the issue is with 20 or so people in over society wearing makeup, by making it about "all bonfire" you risk alienating an awful lot of people and rather than uniting people, doing the exact opposite and dividing the entire community.

Leave this issue as what it is, a decision by those people who choose to wear a Zulu costume whether they black up or not. It's their decision, nobody else's and dragging in "all of bonfire" is misguided and achieved nothing.
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:31pm Up for it wrote:
Bring on Saturday
Let’s see what Freeman and the DFLs have got
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:32pm Lemming wrote:
Yes, I have been told that I march because I support the core principles of Bonfire one of which is that people are free to believe what they wish - free from persecution, tyranny and criticism.
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:40pm the people wrote:
Let's now stop all posts about Bonfire and just get on with it, you know it makes sense.........
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 5:00pm Whifg wrote:
Smell
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On 28 Oct 2017 at 10:09pm @lemming wrote:
If you don't like that idea, then it probably implies Bonfire isn't for you.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 8:10am Rob wrote:
It is the absolute right of any person to feel safe and unthreatened as they make their way through any public place. We now know of certain acts planned for next Saturday that it is known in advance will threaten people who wish to be present in a public place, who have already stated they feel threatened by these planned events. That is a very straightforward breach of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 and is being reported to police as such by us. Tradition does not exempt one from a legal shutdown due to the likelihood of disorder or intimidation, under the Public Order Act 1986.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 10:24am Belladonna wrote:
Free from persecution, tyranny etc unless you happen to be offended by one aspect ofbomfire. In which case you get allseits of accusations threats and nasty comments.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 11:47am Bonfire Boy wrote:
When you try to use important laws to give your personal offence the status of a hate crime, you make a nonsense of those laws.
Shame on you Rob.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 5:38pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Rob, the new years day hunt meet in Lewes utterly offends me. Everything they do offends me. On all levels. Can I stop them? I have to accept it and I steer well clear. I suggest you do the same with bonfire. One day you will realise the law is not the play thing of your whims.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 5:45pm Rob wrote:
Regarding the law about the great fear felt by many who have so bravely written lately in the face of racism in the town of Lewes, it will be Lewes Crown Court or Hove Crown Court that decides with authority in the first instance, not the Lewes Forum.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 5:52pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Who written what where? In the face of what racism. You, Rob, are simply a trouble maker. Please back up your statements with evidence or F@ck off.
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 5:56pm Dick Shone-Airey wrote:
Will it Rob? Will it really?
I can't see anyone being racist but I could have missed it could you show me a racist post?
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On 29 Oct 2017 at 10:56pm Honey D wrote:
Yeah, nobody is being racist. Newell Fisher and Mick Symes are being unpleasant and making asses of themselves as per usual but that's not actually illegal. A few of the posts on here and Facebook are probably crossing the line when it comes to threatening or abusive behaviour and I'm sure those people will get their collars felt sooner rather than later. Given how many stupid pretend names he uses one of them will probably be Newell but getting him off the streets would be a winning situation for pretty much everyone.
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On 30 Oct 2017 at 7:32am Yeah, right.... wrote:
“Given how many stupid pretend names he uses .....” You tell ‘em Honey D!
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On 30 Oct 2017 at 6:13pm And that's a fact wrote:
At least Newell Fisher and Mick Symes put forwards rationality over the issues and in their own names And thats a fact Honey D


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