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St George's Day Parade and the Angry Lady Driver

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On 21 Apr 2013 at 9:23pm TDA wrote:
Well done to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for their march through the town today. Not so well done to the angry old lady driver who went berserk at the marshals. She had a good shout at the yellow jackets, reversed into another driver on Fisher Street, continued arguing and then drove as close as she could to the back of the march. Not at all worrying for people trying to protect a couple of hundred kids and their parents. She was obviously very important and in a rush to park her red car in the car park behind the police station. Lovely!
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 6:11am Bonfire boy wrote:
Must be a stuck up out of towner who moved here with the big money thinks shes lady of the manor !!!
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 2:08pm jrsussex wrote:
I was in Brighton yesterday, not marching but did watch it for a while. I got the very clear impression that the marchers were peaceful whilst the objectors were throwing all manner of objects, including at least five bricks, on occasions. On the TV last night a senior citizen interviewed who did march denied he was racist saying he had two mixed-race grandchildren. One does wonder if people realise we live in a democracy and therefore have the right to express an opinion, that we do not agree with that opinion is no reason to attempt the stop it being voiced.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 3:32pm Not my real name! wrote:
Quite apart from the content of the posts it always amazes me how self-righteous some Lewesians are on this forum. Say something that goes with the flow and any old false name will do. Dare to challenge the prevailing view and suddenly there are calls to 'reveal yourself' 'use your real name' etc. I would just like to add that there is unfortunately a deeply vindictive minority of people in Lewes (who like to frequent this forum) and I really don't blame people at all for not wanting their real identity known.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 4:03pm Welll.. wrote:
I can't defend the lady in the car as I wasn't there to see what she did or did not do but.. I have been caught-up myself in road closures in Lewes due to a parade while trying to get to work in Lewes.
The problem was not with the parade itself but the way it was not clearly advance signposted at the entrance to the town. This caused me to drive around the town several times in different directions having been mis-directed by marshals.
I was re-directed on another route and then blocked by marshals again so I can understand the lady being extremely frustrated.
In my case I did argue with the marshals and they did let me through and I was able to get to work although slightly late.
Lewes may well be a sleepy town with not much happening on a Sunday for many people but you need to remember that some of us work on a Sunday in Lewes to keep the wheels turning and those people need to be accommodated by any road closures and the marshals need to act more intelligently.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 4:34pm The old mayor wrote:
Absolutely, I agree with Welll.. As above. Lewes has a very liaissez faire attitude to road closures. Which can really effect the flow of traffic and there is no way motorists can avoid them. The High Street isn't a precinct and is a principle thoroughfare crucial to trade, commerce and tourism. And it's not always on a Sunday.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 5:45pm Trevor wrote:
JRsussex - the man interviewed about marching wih the EDL must be an absolute idiot if he thinks he s not a racist, fascist scumbag just because he has mixed raced grandchildren. Poor kids who would want him as a Grandad?
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 5:49pm Clifford wrote:
Trevor - I had a driving instructor once who came out with a stream of racist abuse and when I challenged him said he couldn't be a racist because he once went to bed with a black woman. But jrsussex is, of course, right when he says that we are not entitled to prevent people expressing their views just because we don't like them. Actions count, not words.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 5:53pm Cifford wrote:
Talking of the EDL, admire this member of the master race with spelling problems:

Check it out here »
 
 
On 22 Apr 2013 at 8:14pm Boris wrote:
Are you assuming that the tattooist was a member of the EDL as it was him who wrote it.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 8:30pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Anyone who feels the need to get a tattoo is an inadequate exhibitionist in my view.
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On 22 Apr 2013 at 9:17pm indo lance wrote:
Yes, and anyone who wears an earring too.. or who gets a nice haircut for that matter
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On 23 Apr 2013 at 7:46am Right On Rick wrote:
I used to buy jam with a golliwog on the label so I'm defiantly not a racist.
 
 
On 23 Apr 2013 at 4:51pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Although the lady driver was out of order, I share Old Mayor's view that road closures are often not signposted in advance, if at all.
We seem to have so many. Besides bonfire and remembrance day, we have Artwave, Moving On, garland day, the Boxing Day hunt and god knows what else. It's easy to get caught out by these events if you're a visitor or someone passing through, and I can understand the lady's frustration.
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On 23 Apr 2013 at 6:05pm bloke wrote:
EDL and the 'Brighton Mosque'

Check it out here »
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On 23 Apr 2013 at 9:22pm Moo wrote:
I'm not racist I have a colour TV!


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