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Thread: Punch Taverns are homophobic - Official ! (Allegedly!)

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    Default Punch Taverns are homophobic - Official ! (Allegedly!)

    Great PR disaster for Punch Taverns. The Punch Taverns spokeman has been eating humble pie all over the London radio stations this morning.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...at-boy-apology
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    You would think any Pub that got a booking for 50 People in the curent climate woulkd be grateful who ever its from as long as there paying and not causing a nuisance too other customers. The person in charge must have been a right fool.
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    Er, I'm not sure of the wisdom or legality of declaring a large, wealthy business to be homophobic based on the unpleasant actions of one individual.
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    Of course it is wrong that someone should be discriminated against because of their sexuality - but the‘Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights society’? Lord give me strength.

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    I think Evil Gazebo was meaning the title, and in the interests of being silly I will change the title.

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    Thanks Evil, Conrad, Good Call..

    Obviously my original title was meant as a joke, not a statement.

    But when considering the legal representation that is at the disposal of Punch Taverns, and the size of the one I could afford, I approve of your modification..
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    If anyone moans we will change it properly, I certainly read it as tongue in cheek.

    From what I can pick up it was entirely the staff in this story (and even that isn't really clear, oddly vague story when I read it yesterday), and whilst Punch have a bad reputation for some things it seems a bit mad to suggest they are homophobic. As you say though, with the resources at their command you never quite know if they will have a mad 5 minutes in their embarrassment.

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    The pub is a short walk from my office and I have been there several times without finding the place in any way discriminatory. An isolated incident involving one idiot me thinks.

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    A sensible manager would ask them to remove or roll up their banner.(Health'n' safety, don't you know)

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    It is bizarre, finally got round to reading the Guardian version of the story, and it still sounds like a lot of noise to me. Clearly it may be worse than I am reading it but it does feel a little one sided and yelly.

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