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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 04:17 PM
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42. Truly vile and looks like a pattern of behavior
by some of the people who live in that area.
Looks like sheer prejudice and hate with a classist bent.

I noticed this while reading the article:

It is not the first time that Headley Court neighbours have been accused of poor behaviour.
There was uproar earlier this year after residents objected to planning permission to convert a home into a six-suite hostel for injured soldiers' families to stay in. The local council later approved the building work.



So I poked around a bit and found this earlier article about people there being against using a home to allow wounded service members' families stay near them:

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/features/display.var....

The plans brought protests from those living near the seven-bedroom house in upmarket Grays Lane, Ashtead.

Residents complained it would lower the value of their homes, increase traffic noise and ruin the tranquil area's "community spirit".

~snip~

While some made it clear that the intended residents wouldn't "fit in" in the area which has its share of houses hitting the 2million plus bracket, others had fears for the future; what would happen to the house if permanent change of use is granted and eventually SSAFA sells it on to another organisation?

~snip~
Former Ashtead resident John Dawkins, who now lives in Bookham, said: "I am glad I moved. I would be ashamed to say I lived in Ashtead. It is just sheer snobbery. I was just appalled there is so much bigotry against people who have been wounded serving their country."



"Not fit in" with their "community spirit"? Sounds like a hideous"spirit" to me, being prejudiced against those with less money, those who are disabled and those who have served along with their families.



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  -Disabled veterans jeered at swimming pool Yael  Nov-24-07 05:41 PM   #0 
  - I guess the U.K.  Turbineguy   Nov-24-07 05:44 PM   #1 
  - How do you know these are tories  SharkSquid   Nov-24-07 05:51 PM   #5 
  - There were some guys who threw tomatoes at my cousins  SharkSquid   Nov-24-07 05:54 PM   #8 
  - I don't give a rats ass how much you hate the war  Yael   Nov-24-07 05:55 PM   #10 
  - Frankly, if I had to bet, I'd say the latter rather than tories.  MADem   Nov-24-07 06:28 PM   #25 
  - I don't suggest they are Tories  Turbineguy   Nov-25-07 03:43 PM   #40 
  - How else could anyone explain Thatcher?  TahitiNut   Nov-24-07 05:54 PM   #9 
  - But she supported the military, and favored a very robust force  MADem   Nov-24-07 06:30 PM   #27 
  - Yeah, did thatcher  zidzi   Nov-24-07 07:00 PM   #30 
  - Yes, unfortuntately. Thatcherites are very like Republicans.  LeftishBrit   Nov-25-07 09:43 AM   #39 
  - "It was also reported that others complained  China_cat   Nov-24-07 05:49 PM   #2 
  - If they'd show these injured soldiers on TV and let the spoilt  malaise   Nov-24-07 05:51 PM   #6 
  - Pity the poor folks gone astray from Disneyland onto the mean streets of Anaheim.  TahitiNut   Nov-24-07 06:18 PM   #22 
  - You're right.  midlife_mo_Jo   Nov-24-07 05:50 PM   #3 
  - Oh. There are words...  Mojambo   Nov-24-07 05:50 PM   #4 
  - That doesn't even come close  Yael   Nov-24-07 05:56 PM   #11 
  - Another account  Yael   Nov-24-07 05:52 PM   #7 
  - I don't advocate violence against women  hobbit709   Nov-24-07 06:03 PM   #13 
  - Well, as a woman, I would have slapped her into next week  Yael   Nov-24-07 06:14 PM   #19 
  - Perhaps Charles would be so kind  Karenina   Nov-24-07 06:07 PM   #15 
  - Selfish and disgusting beyond words.  Truthiness Inspector   Nov-24-07 06:25 PM   #24 
  - Oh no.....  Olney Blue   Nov-24-07 06:03 PM   #12 
  - Exactly  Yael   Nov-24-07 06:17 PM   #21 
  - A person in the article stated 'These people should be named and shamed'  edbermac   Nov-24-07 06:04 PM   #14 
  - here's the complainer's American cousin  CatWoman   Nov-24-07 06:08 PM   #16 
  - Ah, but she adores her hat and offending bandaid and Dear Leader,  tnlefty   Nov-24-07 06:30 PM   #26 
  - here, here!!!  CatWoman   Nov-24-07 06:32 PM   #28 
  - She has been for me the perfect example  ninkasi   Nov-24-07 08:12 PM   #32 
  - THANKS! I'd been looking for that pic for quite some time!  pnorman   Nov-24-07 09:13 PM   #35 
     - She got  Turbineguy   Nov-25-07 09:39 AM   #38 
  - Daily Telegraph?  daleo   Nov-24-07 06:09 PM   #17 
  - Pick one you like. I posted 2 sources, here are a few more:  Yael   Nov-24-07 06:17 PM   #20 
  - Real classy.  Elrond Hubbard   Nov-24-07 06:12 PM   #18 
  - I'd like to kick that womans' large ass!  Breeze54   Nov-24-07 06:20 PM   #23 
  - How can anyone say that?  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-24-07 06:55 PM   #29 
  - What would She say to these guys  Maq   Nov-24-07 07:55 PM   #31 
  - shameful  illinoisprogressive   Nov-24-07 08:16 PM   #33 
  - I feel the urge to beat the shit out of that woman for what she said.  SeattleGirl   Nov-24-07 08:35 PM   #34 
  - Why would anybody believe anything in The Telegraph? It's birdcage liner.  struggle4progress   Nov-24-07 09:49 PM   #36 
  - The OP did site several sources for the story, not just the Telegraph. n/t  SeattleGirl   Nov-25-07 03:44 PM   #41 
     - I must be blind cuz I ain't seeing no links but to the Telegraph in the OP:  struggle4progress   Nov-25-07 09:24 PM   #45 
  - At least they aren't blaming hippies for it.  porphyrian   Nov-24-07 09:51 PM   #37 
  - Truly vile and looks like a pattern of behavior  suffragette   Nov-25-07 04:17 PM   #42 
     - Well, that answers that  Yael   Nov-25-07 06:35 PM   #43 
        - I think you've nailed it  suffragette   Nov-25-07 07:51 PM   #44 
 

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