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salmoncottage



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Burkini banned in France Reply with quote

Has France gone a step too far in banning the burkini on its beaches, and how might this affect accommodation providers in the future? Here in Fife it's not uncommon to wear an overcoat on the beach in July so doubt if burkini's would look too out of place here really!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well why not try wearing your overcoat on the beach down here, SC, and let us know what happens? Laughing

(Personally I think it's a big mistake and unduly provocative - after all what do nuns wear when they visit the beach?)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've kind of hit the nail on the head there, Salmoncottage... what is appropriate beachwear? Some poor woman got chased off the beach for wearing a headscarf, leggings and a jumper (she wasn't going swimming), which, as I like to keep my hair tidy (and it's usually a wee bit chilly on the Moray coast when I visit home) I've often worn... so what's the difference between her and me?

So yes, I do think France has gone too far. Personally I feel anything that allows people of all races and religions to feel comfortable enjoying the great outdoors, is welcome.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure I've ever seen a nun on the beach - perhaps they don't make a habit of it!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GillianF wrote:
I'm not sure I've ever seen a nun on the beach - perhaps they don't make a habit of it!


I see what you did there, but in the meantime...



Lock these evil women up!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManxRed1 wrote:
GillianF wrote:
I'm not sure I've ever seen a nun on the beach - perhaps they don't make a habit of it!


I see what you did there, but in the meantime...



Lock these evil women up!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All joking aside - I think that the Burkini ban is horrific and racist.

I pity anyone with any kind of holiday business in the area affected.

In my tiny part part of rural England I have had guests from many parts of the world and with varying religious beliefs and customs. As a multicultural family we have accommodated them all without question and I would hope that others would too.

We live in sad times I think...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who burns all too readily I frequently 'burkini' myself on beaches. If an armed policeman ordered me to strip I'd sue.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so angry about the burkini ban and everything that surrounds it that I can barely speak or write about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am often in leggings and T shirt, what's the difference? I really think this is a big mistake and will be used for propaganda.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's awful and I agree the pictures make for the worst kind of propaganda. I'm totally perplexed at the thinking that decides it's a good idea to have armed police making women take their clothes off. Madness.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - the burkini ban is a ban too far.

Salmoncottage, if you usually have to wear an overcoat (hopefully not a grubby old man's mac Embarassed Shocked ) on the beach in Fife, surely the local bobby would be advising the burkini wearer to "put more clothes on, dear, you'll catch your death" !! Laughing Laughing

The Telegraph has a good cartoon today ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/01/matt-cartoons-august-2016/

- says it all, really.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a grubby mac PW, just a good old fashioned wind jammer type to combat the occasional blast from the north sea Laughing
Actually, last week the temerature on our front patio reached 35 celsius or 95 fahrenheit.... Cool and not a burkini in sight, however there was a local chap in a kilt but no one approached him to strip off, thank God.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PW in Polemi wrote:

The Telegraph has a good cartoon today ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/01/matt-cartoons-august-2016/


Agreed!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also agree with stupidity of the ban, and now Sarkosy is in on the act to make it nationwide.
What is wrong with the right wing politicians these days ; just look at Trump ! alongside that ar***le Farage !
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