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01 Dec 2019, 1:42 pm

Bus-drivers are banned from wearing Christmas jumpers in case it upsets special needs children.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10460323/ ... 1575198020

I know most people here are all for political correctness but I for one think it is stupid. There are Christmas themes everywhere in all stores and in the streets, some involving bright lights and noise which can upset special needs children more so than a guy wearing a Christmas jumper driving a bus, so what difference would it make to ban bus-drivers from wearing them? What is up with this society we live in?


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01 Dec 2019, 1:46 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Bus-drivers are banned from wearing Christmas jumpers in case it upsets special needs children.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10460323/ ... 1575198020

British silliness still a thing?


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01 Dec 2019, 4:40 pm

Would there be an equal uproar if English bus drivers were instead required to wear Christmas-themed jumpers?


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01 Dec 2019, 6:11 pm

Fnord wrote:
Would there be an equal uproar if English bus drivers were instead required to wear Christmas-themed jumpers?

You're taking this way too seriously. This is not a topic for intellectual debate.


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01 Dec 2019, 6:12 pm

Fnord wrote:
Would there be an equal uproar if English bus drivers were instead required to wear Christmas-themed jumpers?


Hopefully a joyous uproar of gladness.

Barmy Brits at it again :roll:


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02 Dec 2019, 8:32 am

Unfortunatly these kind of acts rather than helping anyone causes resentment rather than understanding among ordinary people, as they rightly see it as a minority imposing its will on the majority.

Bit like the flappause instead of clapping at an autism conference recently. Many serious NT invitees stayed away.


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02 Dec 2019, 9:11 am

MaxE wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Would there be an equal uproar if English bus drivers were instead required to wear Christmas-themed jumpers?
You're taking this way too seriously.  This is not a topic for intellectual debate.
(1) Who made you arbitrator of this thread?  Not Joe90.
(2) Who is debating the topic?  Not I.
(3) Intellectual discussions are my forte.
(4) You are taking me way too seriously.


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02 Dec 2019, 9:13 am

Borromeo wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Would there be an equal uproar if English bus drivers were instead required to wear Christmas-themed jumpers?
Hopefully a joyous uproar of gladness. Barmy Brits at it again.
Well, "barmy" may be a bit too strong, but I have noticed a recent rise in Brit resentment against being "Nannied"...


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02 Dec 2019, 11:12 am

This is an example of "political correctness" taken too far.



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02 Dec 2019, 11:24 am

I'm going to be wearing my red Christmas T-shirt with Mickey and Minnie on it while I do my shopping today. Anyone who hates it for being Christmasy or Disney can go bah humbug themselves. :santa:



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02 Dec 2019, 11:31 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
This is an example of "political correctness" taken too far.


This is what it's like in the UK all the time.
I was a special needs child once but even I think this (the article) is ridiculous.


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02 Dec 2019, 11:33 am

Fnord wrote:
Borromeo wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Would there be an equal uproar if English bus drivers were instead required to wear Christmas-themed jumpers?
Hopefully a joyous uproar of gladness. Barmy Brits at it again.
Well, "barmy" may be a bit too strong, but I have noticed a recent rise in Brit resentment against being "Nannied"...


Mr Fnord is the master of understatement.


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02 Dec 2019, 11:35 am

With this tide of PC nonsense, Common Sense is going down the tubes.

I believe there will be a reaction to all this PC nonsense soon. But I hope the Far Right isn't at the vanguard of this reaction.



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02 Dec 2019, 11:41 am

Joe90 wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
This is an example of "political correctness" taken too far.


This is what it's like in the UK all the time.
I was a special needs child once but even I think this (the article) is ridiculous.


And here I was thinking the States were bad.



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02 Dec 2019, 11:59 am

In the US, a “jumper” is only worn by very young infants lol.

(Not a knock on language diversity).



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02 Dec 2019, 12:37 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
In the US, a “jumper” is only worn by very young infants lol.

(Not a knock on language diversity).


Well, 'sweater' then.

The UK is going crazy on political correctness. A kid with downs syndrome will most probably love seeing a bus-driver wearing a Christmas shirt, and a kid with autism will probably be more upset by the bright Christmas lights or noise and the crowds of the holidays, and a kid with intellectual disabilities probably won't even notice a bus-driver wearing a Christmas shirt...

It's all just going too far and helping no-one.


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