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...to think that more people would support a ban on Michael Winner in restaurants...

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MsHighwater Fri 18-Jul-08 13:48:48

...rather than banning children?

Jeremy Vine's programme (with Matthew Banister sitting in) now - they are talking about children in restaurants and Michael Winner was on saying (a teeny bit tongue in cheek) saying that children should be fed at home, not in restaurants.

ginnny Fri 18-Jul-08 13:50:03

YANBU - I think we should ban Michael Winner full stop.
Can't stand him!

MsHighwater Fri 18-Jul-08 13:50:18

Apparently, if we go into a restaurant with a pushchair we're "flaunting our fertility" according to some silly cow!

fryalot Fri 18-Jul-08 13:52:08

ooh, i would happily ban Michael Winner.

From restaurants
telly

anything else that he may have an opinion on.

The man's a twonk of the highest order.

grr!

I once saw him in almost the same breath rage about bad service in restaurants and then talk about how everyone can have a bad day and be forgiven.

But not restaurant staff, apparently.

How much spit do you think he has ingested over the years?

beansprout Fri 18-Jul-08 13:52:28

And there's me thinking I had nothing worth flaunting these days!

elmoandella Fri 18-Jul-08 13:52:30

don't know who made that comment. but sound like something you'd hear from a dried up old biddy who's jealous of our young nubile bodies.

elmoandella Fri 18-Jul-08 13:53:02

i mean really! flaunting our fertility

lazaroulovesleggings Fri 18-Jul-08 13:54:08

can we ban peter stringfellow too?

elmoandella Fri 18-Jul-08 13:55:21

ewugh. everytime i here him name i see him in that hideous thong. (peter stringfellow, not michael winner

lazaroulovesleggings Fri 18-Jul-08 13:56:42

I always think of this

donnie Fri 18-Jul-08 13:58:25

he used to hang out with Jenny Seagrove in Orso a lot, wonder if he still goes there.That was in the days when he was a lardy pig. Now he is just a pig.

AbbeyA Fri 18-Jul-08 13:59:04

I would ban him from having any publicity.

Carmenere Fri 18-Jul-08 14:02:40

I served him in a restaurant once (and was in one of the pics on the back of the review thingy on the Sunday Times, ha there is a spurious claim to fame I had forgotten aboutgrin)
He was terribly charming and pleasant.

MsHighwater Fri 18-Jul-08 14:04:41

I wish this country was more like France & Spain in this respect. Michael Winner made the point that children in restaurants in France are "always" well behaved but didn't appear to see this as a contradiction of what he was saying.

Turniphead1 Fri 18-Jul-08 14:09:25

Agreed. He is a t*at.

Am amazed that the French don't have a single badly behaved child between them...

SheikYerbouti Fri 18-Jul-08 14:15:11

Micvhael Winner is a cockwart

Thisismynewname Fri 18-Jul-08 14:17:01

I'd quite like there to be a proper distinction between kid-friendly and kid-free restaurants actually. Can't deal with other people's brats when I've got a babysitter of my own.

<<runs aways>>

TheMagnificent7 Fri 18-Jul-08 14:49:32

TIMNN - Click [http://www.hardens.com/index.php here] for the Hardens webpage. Their guide has a section on children friendly restaurants including meal sizaes, entertainment, high chairs, etc. Also guides on places that have an outdoor dining area, BYO, places for breakfast, etc. It's brilliant.

TheMagnificent7 Fri 18-Jul-08 14:50:09

Or alternatively type it in because I'm an idiot...

Thisismynewname Fri 18-Jul-08 14:58:30

here

Marvellous! Thanks TM7.

BouncingTurtle Fri 18-Jul-08 14:58:46

here

MrConsiderate Mon 29-Jun-09 11:35:53

I can understand the general point he was (probably) making, (not having listened to the interview). Ariel Leve made the same point in the Times yesterday.

I remember in younger days being very annoyed in restaurants and other places, where parents refused to countenance bringing unruly children under control, or to attend to crying infants.

As a parent now, I hope that I have an awareness of how my children affect others, and an appreciation that whilst they are the centre of my universe, they are not the centre of anyone else's. It is not difficult to find out whether a particular restaurant (or anywhere else) is family friendly, it is usually just a case of asking politely, and not in the manner that I see some parents adopt, whereby they assume that time and space should be bent to accomodate them.

IMHO it is purely a matter of respect and manners, virtues sadly lacking in these modern times.

mayorquimby Mon 29-Jun-09 11:45:05

i'd agree with above. i'd much rather that just a clearer distinction is made between child friendly and non-child friendly restaurants so that way people can't complain. it's much better than having people go to an obviously child friendly place and tutting and ruining everyone elses dinner when they realise children will be present.
or parents bringing their kids to reastaurants which aren't child friendly but obviously don't want to risk bad press or negative publicity of saying out right "no children" outright.

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