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mayor wins case

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belgo Thu 23-Aug-07 19:08:11


I'm glad she's won the case. very frustrating though that these attitudes still exist and that she has now been accused of depriving the council of money by bringing the case to court.

PassingBreezeBlocks Thu 23-Aug-07 19:12:27

My God that's barbaric! To accuse her of depriving vulnerable people by refusing to be treated like a second class citizen...

I am speechless.

belgo Thu 23-Aug-07 19:13:52

yes it is appaling. She's a very brave woman to stand up to people like that.

southeastastra Thu 23-Aug-07 19:17:42

you know what these councillors are like about their official cars

belgo Thu 23-Aug-07 19:57:10

bump for the evening crowd.

mollymawk Thu 23-Aug-07 20:11:30

This is the bit I think is most sad:

The council say:

"The reputation and dignity of our mayor as our first citizen is important to the council as it is to local people.

We have done and will continue to do our best to uphold the reputation of this civic post."

I.e., according to them breastfeeding is disreputable and undignified.

hana Thu 23-Aug-07 20:14:31

I don't get it - she wasn't allowed to use the official car because she might have had to breastfeed her son? have to read it again...

southeastastra Thu 23-Aug-07 20:16:01

i didn't really either, did she use the car to bf in? they probably wouldn't let any mayor even fart in them

hana Thu 23-Aug-07 20:18:11

ok, hjave read some archives too
got it

belgo Thu 23-Aug-07 20:18:22

it's not very clear but it sounds like the baby wasn't allowed in the car at all.

southeastastra Thu 23-Aug-07 20:21:00

i can just picture the old croonies faces as they saw her .

it would be all around the Round Table in minutes.

spinspinsugar Thu 23-Aug-07 20:22:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

southeastastra Thu 23-Aug-07 20:27:39

no but to them it would be like the queen bf in the royal daimler or whatever.

unknownrebelbang Thu 23-Aug-07 20:34:13

Oh dear, I read that as the queen bf in the royal chamber.

Note to self, get yer eyes retested woman.

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Aug-07 20:34:26

It's the snotty self-righteousness of their comment about her depriving vulnerable people that gets to me.
Er, no, they deprived vulnerable people by being discriminatory in the first place and then having been discriminatory failing to notice that their discrimination was actually illegal.

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Aug-07 20:35:16

Doesn't this sort of thing make you want to be queen, though, just so you could breastfeed at a state occasion and shock 'em all?

southeastastra Thu 23-Aug-07 20:36:11

that's probably what it will take

belgo Thu 23-Aug-07 20:36:31

exactly katthy

startouchedtrinity Thu 23-Aug-07 20:39:34

Did you hear that she had to arrive in her own little car (the issue being the car seat I think) but her mayoral chain arrived in the official car on its own and was ceremoniously removed? Rofl!

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Aug-07 20:40:39


belgo Thu 23-Aug-07 20:40:42

missed that bit star, pmsl!

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