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INTL Cafe shuts down after being accused of racism for adorning sandwiches with Union Jack flags (London)
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  1. #1
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    Aug 2007
    America, The Beautiful

    2 Cafe shuts down after being accused of racism for adorning sandwiches with Union Jack flags (London)

    Cafe shuts down after being accused of racism for adorning sandwiches with Union Jack flags

    By Laura Cat
    11 August 2018

    Station 164 in Hornchurch, east London, had inserted tiny British flags in sandwiches and English breakfasts since they opened in 2016. They started using England flags during the World Cup to show support for the England team.

    Owner, Candy Merrett, replied in a Facebook post to the accusation explaining that it was the first time in two years any customers had said anything negative about the flags, with many tourists taking the flags home as a memento, saying up to four people had.

    The post said: “We will not be stopping. We are patriotic, not ‘pathetic’ as someone called us last week. We celebrate our country!”

    However, on Thursday, Candy said she’d received so much abuse over the novelty flags she will close the London themed cafe, which has always been decorated with St. George’s flags and Union Jacks, at the end of the month, as some people had been going into the cafe purely to throw the flags on the floor.

    Even Nigel Farage came to the cafe’s defence, adding: ‘Quintessential British cafe.
    “Don’t come here if you’re following the latest fad-food diet, but if you like your traditional fare, this place is first class.”

    However, Carol Brown and daughter Candy Merrett have faced significant abuse from people who have never eaten there, recently, with attempts to rubbish their TripAdvisor reputation. Even still, they have 34 out of 38 very positive reviews. Since the World Cup this summer the flags began to get a negative response, Candy, 30, said.

    Replies to the facebook post were in defence of the cafe’s use of the flags. One user replied: “How utterly ridiculous! We’re in England and somehow it’s racist to serve the English flag?!”

    Others said there is nothing wrong with the owners showing their patriotism. Another user said: “Fly our flag with pride, nothing to do with racism, just being patriotic x”.
    Complacency is the biggest threat to freedom.

  2. #2
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    May 2001
    Proves that socialists are absolute freaking brain dead crap evil...........

    Having said that I don't think this post is true.........

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
    Oh for crying out loud, that is just the Dumbest Thing! V

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Look I have bought many items of food in major retailers with union jacks, so quite honestly this is crap........

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  6. #6
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    Jul 2005
    Happy on the mountain
    I wish people would grow some spine and start telling these brain-dead moron whiners to GET F----D.

    Around here if someone PO's a business owner/manager/etc, said person can be banned from the premises, the business is declared off limits to them and the shurffs deppities will happily take them away and arrest them for trespassing etc. That is as it should be - if people will not behave themselves.
    The wonder of our time isn’t how angry we are at politics and politicians; it’s how little we’ve done about it. - Fran Porretto


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