Poppy Sellers banned

  BT 08:56 19 Sep 2011

This is going around on Facebook this morning. Don't know how true it is but its a scandal if it is.

*The Royal British Legion are not selling poppies in certain areas on Nov 11 this year. *This is because some minorities say that it will upset them. The poppy is a symbol of reverence for our fallen heroes of all the wars the BRITISH military have fought in. BRITAIN STAND UP AND SAY 'WE WANT THE POPPY SOLD EVERY WHERE IN THE UK'. THIS IS OUR RIGHT TO REVERE OUR FALLEN.. PLEASE RE-POST**

Poppy sellers have also been banned from some areas of Birmingham

Poppy Sellers banned in Birmingham

  Aitchbee 12:52 19 Sep 2011

I have noticed that nearly all of the Big Issue 'vendors',where I live, are now of a 'foreign' trait.This is an accurate observation.Have the 'locals' been charitably pushed aside?

  Bingalau 13:54 19 Sep 2011

I think the Big Issue sellers should be limited to only being able to beg for a limited amount of days per year too. Selling poppies has been traditional for nearly 100 years and does a good job. Most of these other charities are relative newcomers and look like rackets to me.

  interzone55 14:11 19 Sep 2011


Why is every post you make either completely inane or have a strong racial overtone.

I do wish there was a way to block users posts on this forum...

  Aitchbee 15:30 19 Sep 2011

My last post was blocked - alan14 - Sometimes the truth hurts...too much.

  interzone55 16:12 19 Sep 2011


I hope BT turned off notifications from this post, otherwise I have a feeling he won't enjoy the sight of his inbox around now.

You really are a first class numpty

  Aitchbee 16:41 19 Sep 2011

alan14 - I know I am a bit of a numpty..I only post things as I see it.Overtones and undertones are left out of my equations...as I see it.I know I can be wrong sometimes. I do not want to 'fall out' with any of the respected forum members...you included.HB

  Joseph Kerr 16:54 19 Sep 2011

You can say what you see, but if you don't look, you have nothing to say.

  BT 17:20 19 Sep 2011

As I said in my original post I wasn't sure how true it is.


Can't say I've seen many 'Aggressive' Poppy sellers. They are in the main generally elderly ex service persons, who are very grateful for any donation you care to make. Many are often on shop premises who give them access willingly, so any street ban would be irrelavent in these cases.

  interzone55 17:31 19 Sep 2011


Can't say I've seen many 'Aggressive' Poppy sellers.

And you won't, but there are many aggressive charity collectors around these days, they hang around in groups and are paid a commission to sign people up to direct debit payment schemes.

When you bring a rule in to try to stop these the rule must cover all charities, no matter how worthy they are.

In the case of Brum they decided to limit licences to two charities at any one time, and they can't just bend the rule because it's people selling poppies for the British Legion. Luckily Shelter withdrew their application allowing the Poppy sellers to take their place...

  morddwyd 20:57 19 Sep 2011

Last time I bought a poppy the guy said "Thank you, Sir"

I told him not to be so bloody rude, I used to work for my living!

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