The postmaster who banned customers who can't speak English from his branch today faced calls for him to be sacked from angry local English people.Oh, wait. That's not right...
The postmaster who banned customers who can't speak English from his branch today faced calls for him to be sacked from angry fellow Sri Lankan immigrants.Whoops, no, that's not right either...
Ah, here's the right quote:
The postmaster who banned customers who can't speak English from his branch today faced calls for him to be sacked from angry local Muslims.Be honest. You knew that was coming, didn't you?
Aurangzeb Kahn said: 'There has been concern that people can be denied Post Office services because they can't speak English.If the 'authorities' could have taken action, they would, chum. Believe me, they probably want this headache to go away, because it throws into sharp relief the bending over backwards attitude that they have adopted. And what has it gotten them so far?
'There is a strong feeling among some local people that this is wrong.
'A single employee should not have the right to make that decision, especially if he is an employee of what is a public facility provided by the Government.'
This kind of attitude:
One man, who refused to be named, said: 'There is a lot of anger about this.Well, lots of people want lots of other people 'gone' in this country. And you've just increased the vote for the party that will do their best to see that happen.
'We understand his point but it can take years to learn English and there are some elderly people who are too old to learn.
'A lot of people think he is wrong and want him gone.'
Spectacular own goal, Mr anon!
Still, Mr Kumarasiri can count on support from the...
Police have also been keeping a discreet eye on the premises to ensure he did not attract the wrong sort of attention from people who may resent his new found celebrity status.Yup, that's what's going to cause this to become a flashpoint, all right - resentment that he's got his name in the paper....
And the political establishment?
Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats distanced the party from Mr Kumarasiri, who claims to be a Lib Dem member on his local Gedling Borough Council.Remember when people in Britain stood up for what's right, no matter what the consequences?
A spokesman for the party said: 'Mr Kumarasiri has not been a party member since October 2007 when his membership lapsed.'
Yeah, me too....