Pontins, the family orientated holiday park company, made the headlines yesterday when someone let slip that they had a policy that excluded a section of society from using their, er, facilities.
People with certain names, which all had something in common, were told that there were no vacancies when they tried to book….
My own name is on that list, meaning I’m barred without at least having the tale to tell of how I got barred, although an incident in torbay involving this statue …..
and a fairly ambitious attempt to climb it and tie a Celtic scarf around its neck might have been enough. I spent years dreading one of those CCTV programmes starting a clip with ” and here’s a fucking idiot trying to climb up a statue when he’s pissed ”
That is in Brixham, where we had visited a Pontins as they had loads for the kids to do and we could take the dog.
That place was alright , but a later visit to one in Weston super Mare was a nightmare, and we left early.
And anyway, when they found out we were booking different sites for the kids from where we were staying, questions were beginning to get asked.
In the 21st century, no one should discriminate on grounds of anything in any aspect of life. It’s that simple.
It’s a throwback to when the white working class was taught that certain places were “not for the likes of them”, which evolved into no blacks and no Irish, and latterly has become the Brexit mentality.
The list actually has been seen before, as Shutts on twitter pointed out...
Though in all honesty if I was the child of a travelling family, I’d be really pissed off at having to take my holiday in a caravan.
I mention this because it seems to be a part of a revival of conservative ideals, a response from the establishment to the rise of the Irish diaspora from the back of the bus to the driving seat, and its not a long way from the reaction we’re seeing towards the Scottish independence movement, or even Irish re-unification.
History has taught us that paranoia is actually awareness, and when the establishement goes all out to protect the second version of its favourite football club, we know that we have to run twice as fast to stand still.
They’re just a few points away now from their assisted title, and there is talk at the ranch that one or two who were compromised by the establishment, in about five ways, have influenced in a quiet but firm manner of our own demise this year.
Whilst not encouraging a laissez faire approach, they haven’t kicked back at the situation the way they should have, and that has apparently upset one of the more successful members of the Irish diaspora, who probably never stayed at Pontins, but understands the mentality of that particular ideology.
There’s a reason why the bookies are rotating names as favourite for the Celtic manager job, and thats becuase they don’t know squat.
Neither do we, but it doesn’t take much to work out that if it was anyone who is currently at the club, they’d have been given the job by now.
Gordon Strachan, who is close to Desmond, may well have realised that change is on the way when he ranted about the players, who it seems he is blaming for his son’s upcoming Universal Credit application.
We’ve heard whispers, and they are only whispers, that Desmond is about to make the signing of Brendan Rodgers the second biggest seismic shake in Scottish football, and thats why things are taking so long.
Whispers that may get louder after Steve Clarke said, when asked about the Celtic job..
“I’ll be going on a long holiday after the Euros.
“And I’m contracted with Scotland until 2022 when I’ll hopefully be taking us to the World Cup in Qatar.”
Just to clarify, he isn’t calling the Celtic job a long holiday. Though others in the past may have treated it that way.
Now, we’ve been wrong before, but we can safely, well, fairly safely, say that this season is no longer a glitch, but a pause for thought and reflection, where those who run the club have considered where they want to go with it, and it seems they want to go big.
The end of the Lawwell era appears to have ended a certain , rather frugal, mindset, and steps are being taken to make sure that money is invested wisely, and the performance on the pitch is at least as important as the performance off it.
But, as ever, we’ll wait and see, though there is a little more enthusiasm about next season than there was a week or so ago.
There are signs from the media we might be onto something, with Clyde Superscoreboard going a little over the top with their pre title celebrations…
Rangers fans are set to have a March to savour, with their team just three wins away from the league title.
“Diego Maradona’s drug-fuelled descent begins”
Never judge a book by its cover she said, clink clink clink, “ Warriors come out to play”.
wee lassie “that wisnae me, a big boy did it and ran away”
The Clockwork Orange leaves Ibrokes station after disgorging the Orcs.
Keevin’s dribbling as usual, do not listen and do not understand the so called supporters that fone these Orange munching broadcasters to be slagged off. SSB is probably the worst, as for the new leader when the white smoke rises he shall be chosen by the DD.
The view of Charles Bronson, reading his paper, just before he’s approached by three lads.
Ralph, you’re suggesting BR will be made an offer he can’t refuse ?
You know, it might just work !
“Damning new report finds that due to poverty, under Trump, women are being forced on ‘The Game’ at an increasingly younger age”
Little Wednesday, just before she levitates off the seat.
Relations between Dee Hepburn and John Gordon Sinclair are strained on the set of Gregory’s Girl 2, A Bronx Tale.
Caption: When Jeanie got to the part in Brendan Rodgers’ autobiography when he first met Danny McGrain, the faint smell of pish suddenly intensified.
I’m usually a bit cynical about football but today I read something which shows that there are decent people and clubs in the game. The story is in The Guardian, about Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald waiting for a kidney transplant operation. It’s to his immense credit and that of the five professional clubs he has worked for that his whole career has been played (he’s now 32) with severe chronic kidney problems. When his attitude is compared to another recent Premiership “star” who was substituted with a sore finger (I wish I were joking) it would make you angry, right enough.
I’d have liked to leave a link but then the post would’ve gone to the Dead Letter Office of course.
Apologies for going off-topic.
Caption – F*%k off Hun. I’m reading Cesar’s take on the Lions and could not give a pish about you and you’re cheating blue-nosed sevconians. HH!
Steve Clarke taking a long holiday? Na bother mate, Lenny and the staff have been on a paid one all year! (Apologies Bhoys, I have moved on and could na be bothered with this season from now, except for the Scottish Cup!) HH!
A Scottish Cup Final would be nice. The SFA`s wet dream would be us v them.
Systemic warm baws efficacy.
“Of course Ah’m no’ a Hunette! Can ye no’ see Ah’m able tae read?
The cast of The Only Way Is Ibrox
Caption:’I’m reading the rules on how to become a Bluenose…I mean Bluecoat at Pontin’s.
“For the 10th time, I don’t have Covid. Now get back here, it’s our stop”
Theodor Geisel apologised! Can you?
Here`s hoping that Dominic McKay shall be our Dr. Max Goodwin.
Dominic, a Celtic FC step with statutory please.
s Starship SN10 explodes:re fined or their prototype is crushed.
Yet if an innovated kid in Australia modifies their car, they
Who had the Wee Gordon clippy on the corner of their screen?
We`ve been left wan tin…buffering,buffering,buffering.
Steven Clarke, the eyebrows say, what now.
Weclome to Celtic.
It is a rebuild with money for a rainy day, so they say.
Those that face the Plumbicon studio camera, hand in your notice.
Parasites at Paradise.
Every good decision has been thought of with a good drink.
Fact is, there is money to be mine of the had.
Shall an entourage Manager be wanting his Mammy at Celtic?
sevco FC come across as thy catenaccio. SFA enforce absolute tactical discipline without taking away the flounce libero.
Wanting of a player who wants. Let us see Odsonne. Though only to and for his own.
Michael Johnston is up himself. Lawwell is set to retire in June.
No close control and the grass is green.
They pull the.
Hi Ralph I note your comments into the disgraceful conduct of Pontins. Even more disgraceful is the news this morning that Gordon Beattie, chairman of Beattie Communications PR management has had to step down, due to a post saying that his firm would not hire gays, blacks or catholics. Seemingly he only wants the best people, racist or what.
Be interesting in the coming days to see the reaction from their clients, including Tesco and Cala Homes!!
When is the nothing next?
S/ee my Lawwell jive.
KC and the Sunshine Band…though no.
(In the background )
Andy Warhol gets inspiration for his next artwork ..
Carly Simon does her messages…
And the wee yin thinks.. I don’t need a ticket I can make my head spin round, oh good here comes the inspector …ready steady …