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Thread #129006   Message #2894838
Posted By: Bernard
26-Apr-10 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Fascists Close St George event?
Subject: RE: Fascists Close St George event?
For what it's worth, there is a village near Manchester (UK) called Partington, and there used to be two pubs in the centre.

A few years ago, drug pushers took offence at the two respective landlords' attempts to bar them from undertaking their activities on their premises, and the nett result (vandalism and arson) was that both pubs had to close, and have since been demolished.

The Police and other public authorities were powerless to prevent this happening...

Yes, you can accuse the Sheffield landlord of being spineless, but it's better than the possible alternative...