Yorkshire Day celebrations get underway across the Bradford district

The Yorkshire flag is carried with pride as spectators make their way up Haworth Main Street to watch the Tour de France

Cycling fans pack the roads on Kidstones Pass as the Peleton rides through glorious Yorkshire countryside

Crowds gather to cheer the Peleton on Beamsley Hill during the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France

The cyclists race down Church Street, Ilkley.

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, right, and Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity, left, ride in the race director's car as they lead the pack

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High-profile figures across Yorkshire spoke of their pride in the county as today's Yorkshire Day celebrations got underway.

For many, it may be a day to celebrate the traditional symbols of Yorkshire - fish and chips, flat caps, Yorkshire puddings and real ale.

But, today, residents of God's Own County can also reflect on a 12 months that propelled Yorkshire onto the World stage and perhaps started to shape a new image of the White Rose county thanks to the publicity accompanying the glitzy success of the Tour de France.

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said “I’ll certainly be sharing in the celebrations of what we have achieved this year – along with proud Yorkshiremen across the land, I’m sure.

Yorkshire Day was first held in 1975 and was the idea of the Yorkshire Ridings Society. The date of August 1 was chosen because historically this was when the integrity of the county was declared in York each year. The date is also the anniversary of The Battle of The Minden which took place in 1759 during the Seven Years War. The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry fought with an allied force to defeat the French.

Tony Wright, from the Bradford band Terrovision, said the county should be celebrating the success of the Grand Depart: “Everything we saw at the Tour de France showed the best aspects of Yorkshire: the moors, the people. They’re great.”

Mr Wright added that he will be celebrating the traditional symbols of the county today. “I might be eating a Yorkshire pudding and wearing a flat Cap,” he said.

But Mr Verity, the man who came up with the idea of a Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire, believes we have so many new and innovative events to celebrate that we can forget the old clichés

He said: “When we created Welcome to Yorkshire nearly six years ago, we did so because we wanted to change perceptions of the county. The Tramlines festival in Sheffield personifies that new Yorkshire: young, raw, dynamic and exciting. Our Michelin starred chefs out cooking the rest of the country. Our athletes beating whole countries in the 2012 Olympic Games, Hull being the UK City of Culture in 2017 and of course, the county’s crowning glory of recent times, the Tour de France and how the people of Yorkshire made it one of the most successful sporting events ever to be held in the UK.

Speaking of the way the Tour de France had given a great boost to the county's status, Mr Verity said: “Yorkshire is undoubtedly on the map globally now and thanks to that amazing weekend on 5th and 6th July, the lazy stereotypes of it being 'grim up north' should finally have been put to bed.

“There is nothing in the UK that comes close to the brand power of Yorkshire at the moment. We are rightfully at the forefront of everyone’s minds and we have done it with little support from central Government to really promote the county to its fullest and help rebalance the economy away from London, which is part of the Government’s stated aims for tourism.”

Billy Pearce, Bradford Alhambra’s ‘panto king’, said the cycling "brought it home" how beautiful it is.

He said: "I am very proud to be a Yorkshireman and it was great for Yorkshire.”

Keith Madeley, chairman of the Yorkshire Society, affectionately known as ‘Mr Yorkshire’, feels that there are going to be real economic benefits for the county: “There is so much to celebrate, there is so much going on. The tour has had a very positive effect. Hotels in the Wharfe valley are reporting increased bookings from people wanting to cycle the Tour de France route. It showed Yorkshire at its best and the weather was good.”

Asked what aspects of the county we should be celebrating today, most people agree that friendliness is a key aspect of Yorkshire. Duncan Preston, who plays Doug Potts in ITV’s Emmerdale, said: “I’ve moved back up here because I like the people, and the fish and chips are second to none. I’m delighted to be back where my roots are.” He has no doubts about how best to mark the occasion: “I might have a couple of pints of ale in the evening,” he said.

Welcome to Yorkshire has compiled four ‘delicious trails’ to celebrate all that is best about food and drink in the county. There is an Ale Trail, a Tea Trail, a Fish and Chip Trail and a Deli to Dairy Trail which suggest routes between the best establishments that Yorkshire has to offer.

Officially, the day will be marked by a gathering of Mayors and Lord Mayors, which this year takes place in South Kirkby near Pontefract. There will be a local church service conducted by the Bishop of Pontefract, the Right Rev Tony Robinson followed by Lunch at the town hall featuring a locally sourced menu.

Mr Madeley said “Bradford should host the official celebrations again, it last did so in 2005, it is so popular it is booked up for the next few years, but there is an opportunity to host it in 2020.’ The popularity and fame of the day is spreading he added: “Yorkshire people in New Zealand will be making Skype contact with the official dinner in South Kirkby to personally wish them a Happy Yorkshire Day. And on Sunday a town in New Zealand will be having a fish and chip Sunday Lunch.”

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7:01am Fri 1 Aug 14

cornishtyke says...

Nice to see the flag of Yorkshire flying today, well except Centenary square where as at 7am we appear to have the Pan African flag & an Ethiopian flag. Good job as ever Bradford Council
Nice to see the flag of Yorkshire flying today, well except Centenary square where as at 7am we appear to have the Pan African flag & an Ethiopian flag. Good job as ever Bradford Council cornishtyke
  • Score: 42

7:02am Fri 1 Aug 14

cornishtyke says...

WIll be nice to see the flag of Yorkshire flying today while on my travels. Well everywhere except centenary square where as at 7am we appear to have the Pan African & Ethiopian flags flying.

Good job as ever Bradford Council
WIll be nice to see the flag of Yorkshire flying today while on my travels. Well everywhere except centenary square where as at 7am we appear to have the Pan African & Ethiopian flags flying. Good job as ever Bradford Council cornishtyke
  • Score: 24

10:04am Fri 1 Aug 14

single says...

BDMC ,still spitting teeth at being left out of the tour de France ,it will go about its business as usual. Friday Finish early . YORKSHIRE DAY , ! Don't think residents will be interested , more important celebrations to consider .
BDMC ,still spitting teeth at being left out of the tour de France ,it will go about its business as usual. Friday Finish early . YORKSHIRE DAY , ! Don't think residents will be interested , more important celebrations to consider . single
  • Score: 13

12:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Tinybantam says...

No, the indigenous residents of this city and Yorkshire do not count. Let's not fly the Yorkshire Flag because it might offend the Muslims or God forbid, George Galloway. The city will only celebrate such important things as Eid, Ramadan, and whichever other cultural celebrations do not belong to this city or indeed the county. I think that we should boycott those celebrations when they happen. It probably wouldn't make that much difference seeing that we are outnumbered anyway by the immigrant population.
No, the indigenous residents of this city and Yorkshire do not count. Let's not fly the Yorkshire Flag because it might offend the Muslims or God forbid, George Galloway. The city will only celebrate such important things as Eid, Ramadan, and whichever other cultural celebrations do not belong to this city or indeed the county. I think that we should boycott those celebrations when they happen. It probably wouldn't make that much difference seeing that we are outnumbered anyway by the immigrant population. Tinybantam
  • Score: 7

12:36pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Tinybantam wrote:
No, the indigenous residents of this city and Yorkshire do not count. Let's not fly the Yorkshire Flag because it might offend the Muslims or God forbid, George Galloway. The city will only celebrate such important things as Eid, Ramadan, and whichever other cultural celebrations do not belong to this city or indeed the county. I think that we should boycott those celebrations when they happen. It probably wouldn't make that much difference seeing that we are outnumbered anyway by the immigrant population.
The vile BNP/EDL Islamophobe just couldn't help himself, could he?
[quote][p][bold]Tinybantam[/bold] wrote: No, the indigenous residents of this city and Yorkshire do not count. Let's not fly the Yorkshire Flag because it might offend the Muslims or God forbid, George Galloway. The city will only celebrate such important things as Eid, Ramadan, and whichever other cultural celebrations do not belong to this city or indeed the county. I think that we should boycott those celebrations when they happen. It probably wouldn't make that much difference seeing that we are outnumbered anyway by the immigrant population.[/p][/quote]The vile BNP/EDL Islamophobe just couldn't help himself, could he? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -17

12:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?
So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 14

12:52pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?
With his gold earrings blowing at the edges...
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?[/p][/quote]With his gold earrings blowing at the edges... Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 6

1:10pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BCFC1911 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?
With his gold earrings blowing at the edges...
The statement issued by the idiot Green on why they were flying the Palestian flag is purely laughable in the extremes. Green needs removing asap

"Statement from Cllr David Green, Leader, Bradford MDC on the

Flying of the Palestinian flag.

The decision to fly the Palestinian Flag in Bradford was taken to recognise the deaths of

the hundreds of innocent people, many of them children, who have died in the ongoing

conflict in Gaza. It does not represent support for one side over another in the continuing

violence which has killed innocent people in Palestine and in Israel.

The Council, as has happened in the past with other issues, was contacted by a

large number of residents of all religions and none, asking for the flag to be flown in

recognition of the humanitarian disaster that we are seeing unfolding on our television

screens nightly.

When such a request is received the protocols of the Council dictate that we consult with

all the main political party leaders and if there is no objection then the flag is flown from

Centenary Square. This is what happened in this case and no objection was received

from any of the leaders consulted. The Council’s protocol is very clear that the only flags

that fly from City Hall are the Union Flag and the flag of St George, other flags fly from

the poles in Centenary Square.

No objections were raised because the decision was one that sought to support

reflection on the deaths of innocent people in Gaza, not to take sides in the conflict.

Bradford Council and its citizens have a long and proud history of supporting those in

humanitarian need and the decision to fly the flag is an extension of that, not a political

statement in support of one side or another.

I acknowledge and mourn the fact that there have been deaths of innocent civilians

on all sides of the conflict but the recent affect on innocent Palestinians as a result of

the Israeil Defence Force action is a humanitarian disaster which has been recognised

across the globe.

I do not accept that the flying of the flag, or criticism of the actions of the Israeli

Government policy is anti-Semitic or gives rise to anti-Semitism, any more that I believe

that criticism of the actions of Hamas gives rise to Islamaphobia.

What does give rise to both these evils is the sterile and siloed debate that often

passes for serious consideration of the causes of the conflict in the Middle East and

the generalisation about the Israelis and Palestinians which translate in generalisations

about Jews and Muslims in our own communities.

Unless we can have a more nuanced and constructive debate about the future of the

Middle East and about community relations in the UK those polarised positions will

become further entrenched.

The decision, across all the Council’s political Parties, was taken on the basis of our

shared humanitarian concerns. I for one will continue to fight against any and all

discrimination on the grounds of race and religion in Bradford, the UK and elsewhere

in the globe as I have done all of my life. I will also continue to take part in the wider

debates, based on an honest, open and democratic dialogue, which we all need to have

to deal with some of the entrenched issues we face locally, nationally and internationally"

Never read so much b**locks in all my life

In the interests of fairness will City Hall be flying the Israel Flag this weekend?
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?[/p][/quote]With his gold earrings blowing at the edges...[/p][/quote]The statement issued by the idiot Green on why they were flying the Palestian flag is purely laughable in the extremes. Green needs removing asap "Statement from Cllr David Green, Leader, Bradford MDC on the Flying of the Palestinian flag. The decision to fly the Palestinian Flag in Bradford was taken to recognise the deaths of the hundreds of innocent people, many of them children, who have died in the ongoing conflict in Gaza. It does not represent support for one side over another in the continuing violence which has killed innocent people in Palestine and in Israel. The Council, as has happened in the past with other issues, was contacted by a large number of residents of all religions and none, asking for the flag to be flown in recognition of the humanitarian disaster that we are seeing unfolding on our television screens nightly. When such a request is received the protocols of the Council dictate that we consult with all the main political party leaders and if there is no objection then the flag is flown from Centenary Square. This is what happened in this case and no objection was received from any of the leaders consulted. The Council’s protocol is very clear that the only flags that fly from City Hall are the Union Flag and the flag of St George, other flags fly from the poles in Centenary Square. No objections were raised because the decision was one that sought to support reflection on the deaths of innocent people in Gaza, not to take sides in the conflict. Bradford Council and its citizens have a long and proud history of supporting those in humanitarian need and the decision to fly the flag is an extension of that, not a political statement in support of one side or another. I acknowledge and mourn the fact that there have been deaths of innocent civilians on all sides of the conflict but the recent affect on innocent Palestinians as a result of the Israeil Defence Force action is a humanitarian disaster which has been recognised across the globe. I do not accept that the flying of the flag, or criticism of the actions of the Israeli Government policy is anti-Semitic or gives rise to anti-Semitism, any more that I believe that criticism of the actions of Hamas gives rise to Islamaphobia. What does give rise to both these evils is the sterile and siloed debate that often passes for serious consideration of the causes of the conflict in the Middle East and the generalisation about the Israelis and Palestinians which translate in generalisations about Jews and Muslims in our own communities. Unless we can have a more nuanced and constructive debate about the future of the Middle East and about community relations in the UK those polarised positions will become further entrenched. The decision, across all the Council’s political Parties, was taken on the basis of our shared humanitarian concerns. I for one will continue to fight against any and all discrimination on the grounds of race and religion in Bradford, the UK and elsewhere in the globe as I have done all of my life. I will also continue to take part in the wider debates, based on an honest, open and democratic dialogue, which we all need to have to deal with some of the entrenched issues we face locally, nationally and internationally" Never read so much b**locks in all my life In the interests of fairness will City Hall be flying the Israel Flag this weekend? BCFC1911
  • Score: 22

1:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road?

The truth would be,

"We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."
That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road? The truth would be, "We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel." Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road?

The truth would be,

"We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."
I've just seen David Green and Gerry Sutcliffe driving through Girlington on the back of a flat bed truck firing AK47's into the air and shouting 'Allah Akbar!'. Looks like they've started their election campaigns early.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road? The truth would be, "We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."[/p][/quote]I've just seen David Green and Gerry Sutcliffe driving through Girlington on the back of a flat bed truck firing AK47's into the air and shouting 'Allah Akbar!'. Looks like they've started their election campaigns early. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: -5

2:04pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Notice the flag flying is national news when it happens in London!

Britain's most corrupt council (Tower Hamlets) have been flying the Palestinian flag too.

Isn't that the place where the Brothers have been beating people up for drinking or wearing short skirts etc?
Notice the flag flying is national news when it happens in London! Britain's most corrupt council (Tower Hamlets) have been flying the Palestinian flag too. Isn't that the place where the Brothers have been beating people up for drinking or wearing short skirts etc? Bone_idle18
  • Score: 7

2:33pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

BCFC1911 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?
With his gold earrings blowing at the edges...
The statement issued by the idiot Green on why they were flying the Palestian flag is purely laughable in the extremes. Green needs removing asap

"Statement from Cllr David Green, Leader, Bradford MDC on the

Flying of the Palestinian flag.

The decision to fly the Palestinian Flag in Bradford was taken to recognise the deaths of

the hundreds of innocent people, many of them children, who have died in the ongoing

conflict in Gaza. It does not represent support for one side over another in the continuing

violence which has killed innocent people in Palestine and in Israel.

The Council, as has happened in the past with other issues, was contacted by a

large number of residents of all religions and none, asking for the flag to be flown in

recognition of the humanitarian disaster that we are seeing unfolding on our television

screens nightly.

When such a request is received the protocols of the Council dictate that we consult with

all the main political party leaders and if there is no objection then the flag is flown from

Centenary Square. This is what happened in this case and no objection was received

from any of the leaders consulted. The Council’s protocol is very clear that the only flags

that fly from City Hall are the Union Flag and the flag of St George, other flags fly from

the poles in Centenary Square.

No objections were raised because the decision was one that sought to support

reflection on the deaths of innocent people in Gaza, not to take sides in the conflict.

Bradford Council and its citizens have a long and proud history of supporting those in

humanitarian need and the decision to fly the flag is an extension of that, not a political

statement in support of one side or another.

I acknowledge and mourn the fact that there have been deaths of innocent civilians

on all sides of the conflict but the recent affect on innocent Palestinians as a result of

the Israeil Defence Force action is a humanitarian disaster which has been recognised

across the globe.

I do not accept that the flying of the flag, or criticism of the actions of the Israeli

Government policy is anti-Semitic or gives rise to anti-Semitism, any more that I believe

that criticism of the actions of Hamas gives rise to Islamaphobia.

What does give rise to both these evils is the sterile and siloed debate that often

passes for serious consideration of the causes of the conflict in the Middle East and

the generalisation about the Israelis and Palestinians which translate in generalisations

about Jews and Muslims in our own communities.

Unless we can have a more nuanced and constructive debate about the future of the

Middle East and about community relations in the UK those polarised positions will

become further entrenched.

The decision, across all the Council’s political Parties, was taken on the basis of our

shared humanitarian concerns. I for one will continue to fight against any and all

discrimination on the grounds of race and religion in Bradford, the UK and elsewhere

in the globe as I have done all of my life. I will also continue to take part in the wider

debates, based on an honest, open and democratic dialogue, which we all need to have

to deal with some of the entrenched issues we face locally, nationally and internationally"

Never read so much b**locks in all my life

In the interests of fairness will City Hall be flying the Israel Flag this weekend?
Dave Boy Green couldn't have made it more obvious that he's against Israel.
The sooner he is sent back to where he came from the better.
He can take his "matey" too.
Green won't give a flying one about Yorkshire Day.

I wonder if he could sing this song.
He'd show more passion singing about pie and mash.

#blessedyorkshire


https://m.youtube.co
m/watch?v=u8MWb1FlOD
Q
[quote][p][bold]BCFC1911[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So what flag is flying on City Hall today? Dave's Flag?[/p][/quote]With his gold earrings blowing at the edges...[/p][/quote]The statement issued by the idiot Green on why they were flying the Palestian flag is purely laughable in the extremes. Green needs removing asap "Statement from Cllr David Green, Leader, Bradford MDC on the Flying of the Palestinian flag. The decision to fly the Palestinian Flag in Bradford was taken to recognise the deaths of the hundreds of innocent people, many of them children, who have died in the ongoing conflict in Gaza. It does not represent support for one side over another in the continuing violence which has killed innocent people in Palestine and in Israel. The Council, as has happened in the past with other issues, was contacted by a large number of residents of all religions and none, asking for the flag to be flown in recognition of the humanitarian disaster that we are seeing unfolding on our television screens nightly. When such a request is received the protocols of the Council dictate that we consult with all the main political party leaders and if there is no objection then the flag is flown from Centenary Square. This is what happened in this case and no objection was received from any of the leaders consulted. The Council’s protocol is very clear that the only flags that fly from City Hall are the Union Flag and the flag of St George, other flags fly from the poles in Centenary Square. No objections were raised because the decision was one that sought to support reflection on the deaths of innocent people in Gaza, not to take sides in the conflict. Bradford Council and its citizens have a long and proud history of supporting those in humanitarian need and the decision to fly the flag is an extension of that, not a political statement in support of one side or another. I acknowledge and mourn the fact that there have been deaths of innocent civilians on all sides of the conflict but the recent affect on innocent Palestinians as a result of the Israeil Defence Force action is a humanitarian disaster which has been recognised across the globe. I do not accept that the flying of the flag, or criticism of the actions of the Israeli Government policy is anti-Semitic or gives rise to anti-Semitism, any more that I believe that criticism of the actions of Hamas gives rise to Islamaphobia. What does give rise to both these evils is the sterile and siloed debate that often passes for serious consideration of the causes of the conflict in the Middle East and the generalisation about the Israelis and Palestinians which translate in generalisations about Jews and Muslims in our own communities. Unless we can have a more nuanced and constructive debate about the future of the Middle East and about community relations in the UK those polarised positions will become further entrenched. The decision, across all the Council’s political Parties, was taken on the basis of our shared humanitarian concerns. I for one will continue to fight against any and all discrimination on the grounds of race and religion in Bradford, the UK and elsewhere in the globe as I have done all of my life. I will also continue to take part in the wider debates, based on an honest, open and democratic dialogue, which we all need to have to deal with some of the entrenched issues we face locally, nationally and internationally" Never read so much b**locks in all my life In the interests of fairness will City Hall be flying the Israel Flag this weekend?[/p][/quote]Dave Boy Green couldn't have made it more obvious that he's against Israel. The sooner he is sent back to where he came from the better. He can take his "matey" too. Green won't give a flying one about Yorkshire Day. I wonder if he could sing this song. He'd show more passion singing about pie and mash. #blessedyorkshire https://m.youtube.co m/watch?v=u8MWb1FlOD Q Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Notice the flag flying is national news when it happens in London! Britain's most corrupt council (Tower Hamlets) have been flying the Palestinian flag too. Isn't that the place where the Brothers have been beating people up for drinking or wearing short skirts etc?
Tower Hamlets, Sharia law in the UK.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: Notice the flag flying is national news when it happens in London! Britain's most corrupt council (Tower Hamlets) have been flying the Palestinian flag too. Isn't that the place where the Brothers have been beating people up for drinking or wearing short skirts etc?[/p][/quote]Tower Hamlets, Sharia law in the UK. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 6

2:48pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BCFC1911 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road?

The truth would be,

"We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."
I would encourage all to write to your local mp here

https://www.writetot
hem.com

and raise any concerns.

There has to be no other way than a vote of no confidence in Green as he has shown he is not representing the communities of Bradford as a whole and the council are just supporting one group
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road? The truth would be, "We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."[/p][/quote]I would encourage all to write to your local mp here https://www.writetot hem.com and raise any concerns. There has to be no other way than a vote of no confidence in Green as he has shown he is not representing the communities of Bradford as a whole and the council are just supporting one group BCFC1911
  • Score: 7

2:52pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

How about raising the Iraq/Syria/Nigerian flag - to acknowledge all the innocent people killed by Islamic terrorists in those countries?

No? Thought not, that would not fit in with the pro-islamist agenda in this city!
How about raising the Iraq/Syria/Nigerian flag - to acknowledge all the innocent people killed by Islamic terrorists in those countries? No? Thought not, that would not fit in with the pro-islamist agenda in this city! Bone_idle18
  • Score: 9

3:03pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

BCFC1911 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road? The truth would be, "We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."
I would encourage all to write to your local mp here https://www.writetot hem.com and raise any concerns. There has to be no other way than a vote of no confidence in Green as he has shown he is not representing the communities of Bradford as a whole and the council are just supporting one group
2 good letters in the T&A regarding the flag. Congratulations for the T&A for having the balls to print them.

http://www.thetelegr
aphandargus.co.uk/ne
ws/news_opinion/tafe
aturesletters/113824
17.So_much_for_counc
il____not_taking_sid
es____over_Gaza/

http://www.thetelegr
aphandargus.co.uk/ne
ws/news_opinion/tafe
aturesletters/113793
39.Palestine_support
_is_making_Bradford_
a_worse_place_to_liv
e/

I hope the above letters don't attract a hate mob for not singing from the same hymnsheet as the mob.
[quote][p][bold]BCFC1911[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: That is b^^locks. Any appolgies for the hate mob this created shouting abuse at those who used Tescos on canal road? The truth would be, "We raised the flag in order to appease the muslim vote that we fear could be lost to Galloway or Ward after their recent outbursts at Israel."[/p][/quote]I would encourage all to write to your local mp here https://www.writetot hem.com and raise any concerns. There has to be no other way than a vote of no confidence in Green as he has shown he is not representing the communities of Bradford as a whole and the council are just supporting one group[/p][/quote]2 good letters in the T&A regarding the flag. Congratulations for the T&A for having the balls to print them. http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/news_opinion/tafe aturesletters/113824 17.So_much_for_counc il____not_taking_sid es____over_Gaza/ http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/news_opinion/tafe aturesletters/113793 39.Palestine_support _is_making_Bradford_ a_worse_place_to_liv e/ I hope the above letters don't attract a hate mob for not singing from the same hymnsheet as the mob. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BCFC1911 says...

Can you imagine if a group went round Bradford collecting money for the families of Israelies killed in this conflict. They would swiftly be removed by the police for inciting trouble.

The double standards in this country are truly shocking.

Can the Councillors not see that raising that flag isn't showing solidarity. Its just creating division in the city.
Can you imagine if a group went round Bradford collecting money for the families of Israelies killed in this conflict. They would swiftly be removed by the police for inciting trouble. The double standards in this country are truly shocking. Can the Councillors not see that raising that flag isn't showing solidarity. Its just creating division in the city. BCFC1911
  • Score: 5

3:27pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

BCFC1911 wrote:
Can you imagine if a group went round Bradford collecting money for the families of Israelies killed in this conflict. They would swiftly be removed by the police for inciting trouble. The double standards in this country are truly shocking. Can the Councillors not see that raising that flag isn't showing solidarity. Its just creating division in the city.
They don't care if it buys them a vote or two in the next election.
[quote][p][bold]BCFC1911[/bold] wrote: Can you imagine if a group went round Bradford collecting money for the families of Israelies killed in this conflict. They would swiftly be removed by the police for inciting trouble. The double standards in this country are truly shocking. Can the Councillors not see that raising that flag isn't showing solidarity. Its just creating division in the city.[/p][/quote]They don't care if it buys them a vote or two in the next election. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 13

6:12pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BigFigure says...

Yorkshire flag flying in Centenary Square today...as always on 1st August
Yorkshire flag flying in Centenary Square today...as always on 1st August BigFigure
  • Score: 8

6:12pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Lol @ the pathetic, vile cowardly supporters of Israeli terrorism.

Hang your heads in shame, you sick freaks.
Lol @ the pathetic, vile cowardly supporters of Israeli terrorism. Hang your heads in shame, you sick freaks. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 16

7:06pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BCFC1911 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Lol @ the pathetic, vile cowardly supporters of Israeli terrorism.

Hang your heads in shame, you sick freaks.
25 "thumbs up" in 5 mins

hhhmm interesting

Do you really have to clear your internet history and visit the site 25 times to manipulate the votes.

Very very sad my friend
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Lol @ the pathetic, vile cowardly supporters of Israeli terrorism. Hang your heads in shame, you sick freaks.[/p][/quote]25 "thumbs up" in 5 mins hhhmm interesting Do you really have to clear your internet history and visit the site 25 times to manipulate the votes. Very very sad my friend BCFC1911
  • Score: 5

8:19pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

BCFC1911 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Lol @ the pathetic, vile cowardly supporters of Israeli terrorism.

Hang your heads in shame, you sick freaks.
25 "thumbs up" in 5 mins

hhhmm interesting

Do you really have to clear your internet history and visit the site 25 times to manipulate the votes.

Very very sad my friend
25 people against vile, murderous Israeli terrorists.

Maybe you should add your vote, BCFC ?
[quote][p][bold]BCFC1911[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Lol @ the pathetic, vile cowardly supporters of Israeli terrorism. Hang your heads in shame, you sick freaks.[/p][/quote]25 "thumbs up" in 5 mins hhhmm interesting Do you really have to clear your internet history and visit the site 25 times to manipulate the votes. Very very sad my friend[/p][/quote]25 people against vile, murderous Israeli terrorists. Maybe you should add your vote, BCFC ? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -11

9:21pm Fri 1 Aug 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Yorkshire Day with Bradford, Flying the Palestinian flag for Islam - The Religion of Peace. Hamas did a good job with the ceasefire did they not? 1 hour it lasted thanks to Hamas. And all this bull about disproportionate response from Israel, Hamas would destroy Israel if it could. They are just a bunch of uneducated terrorists, not soldiers, so they cant destroy Israel. So what should Israel do, if some terrorist fires a rocket at Israel with the intent to kill and misses should Israel fire one at Gaza and miss on purpose.? Would that be "proportionate". Cr@p. Give them hell Israel. IDF, we need a BDF.
Yorkshire Day with Bradford, Flying the Palestinian flag for Islam - The Religion of Peace. Hamas did a good job with the ceasefire did they not? 1 hour it lasted thanks to Hamas. And all this bull about disproportionate response from Israel, Hamas would destroy Israel if it could. They are just a bunch of uneducated terrorists, not soldiers, so they cant destroy Israel. So what should Israel do, if some terrorist fires a rocket at Israel with the intent to kill and misses should Israel fire one at Gaza and miss on purpose.? Would that be "proportionate". Cr@p. Give them hell Israel. IDF, we need a BDF. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

LeftLongAgo wrote:
Yorkshire Day with Bradford, Flying the Palestinian flag for Islam - The Religion of Peace. Hamas did a good job with the ceasefire did they not? 1 hour it lasted thanks to Hamas. And all this bull about disproportionate response from Israel, Hamas would destroy Israel if it could. They are just a bunch of uneducated terrorists, not soldiers, so they cant destroy Israel. So what should Israel do, if some terrorist fires a rocket at Israel with the intent to kill and misses should Israel fire one at Gaza and miss on purpose.? Would that be "proportionate"
. Cr@p. Give them hell Israel. IDF, we need a BDF.
It was Israel that broke the ceasefire. Before it was about to be implemented, the IDF scum killed 14 Palestinians.

Then they bombed a hospital killing 40 more.

Murderous, cowardly b@stards.
[quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: Yorkshire Day with Bradford, Flying the Palestinian flag for Islam - The Religion of Peace. Hamas did a good job with the ceasefire did they not? 1 hour it lasted thanks to Hamas. And all this bull about disproportionate response from Israel, Hamas would destroy Israel if it could. They are just a bunch of uneducated terrorists, not soldiers, so they cant destroy Israel. So what should Israel do, if some terrorist fires a rocket at Israel with the intent to kill and misses should Israel fire one at Gaza and miss on purpose.? Would that be "proportionate" . Cr@p. Give them hell Israel. IDF, we need a BDF.[/p][/quote]It was Israel that broke the ceasefire. Before it was about to be implemented, the IDF scum killed 14 Palestinians. Then they bombed a hospital killing 40 more. Murderous, cowardly b@stards. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 11

3:00am Sat 2 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
LeftLongAgo wrote:
Yorkshire Day with Bradford, Flying the Palestinian flag for Islam - The Religion of Peace. Hamas did a good job with the ceasefire did they not? 1 hour it lasted thanks to Hamas. And all this bull about disproportionate response from Israel, Hamas would destroy Israel if it could. They are just a bunch of uneducated terrorists, not soldiers, so they cant destroy Israel. So what should Israel do, if some terrorist fires a rocket at Israel with the intent to kill and misses should Israel fire one at Gaza and miss on purpose.? Would that be "proportionate"

. Cr@p. Give them hell Israel. IDF, we need a BDF.
It was Israel that broke the ceasefire. Before it was about to be implemented, the IDF scum killed 14 Palestinians.

Then they bombed a hospital killing 40 more.

Murderous, cowardly b@stards.
I'm not condoning Israeli violence , but how can you break a ceasefire before it was implemented?

Israeli terrorism pales into insignificance in the face of Islamic terrorism, maybe if you condemn one, you should equally condemn the other?
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: Yorkshire Day with Bradford, Flying the Palestinian flag for Islam - The Religion of Peace. Hamas did a good job with the ceasefire did they not? 1 hour it lasted thanks to Hamas. And all this bull about disproportionate response from Israel, Hamas would destroy Israel if it could. They are just a bunch of uneducated terrorists, not soldiers, so they cant destroy Israel. So what should Israel do, if some terrorist fires a rocket at Israel with the intent to kill and misses should Israel fire one at Gaza and miss on purpose.? Would that be "proportionate" . Cr@p. Give them hell Israel. IDF, we need a BDF.[/p][/quote]It was Israel that broke the ceasefire. Before it was about to be implemented, the IDF scum killed 14 Palestinians. Then they bombed a hospital killing 40 more. Murderous, cowardly b@stards.[/p][/quote]I'm not condoning Israeli violence , but how can you break a ceasefire before it was implemented? Israeli terrorism pales into insignificance in the face of Islamic terrorism, maybe if you condemn one, you should equally condemn the other? Bone_idle18
  • Score: 1

8:31am Sun 3 Aug 14

Out of site says...

If this lot want to kill each other that's fine by me.its nothing to do with us,it's a shame we intervene in other countries who like to kill each other.
If this lot want to kill each other that's fine by me.its nothing to do with us,it's a shame we intervene in other countries who like to kill each other. Out of site
  • Score: 3

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