Here’s some pathetic local news from The Express and Star:
Row over ‘Labour in Vain’ 19th century pub sign showing white couple washing black boy
A village pub looks set to change its name after becoming embroiled in a race row over its ‘racist’ sign – despite a campaign within the community to keep it.
The sign at the Labour in Vain in Yarnfield in Staffordshire shows a black boy being scrubbed in the bath by a white couple.
The image was declared politically incorrect by council equality chiefs who previously asked the operators of the traditional boozer to take it down.
But now bosses at a brewery that has taken over the 166-year-old watering hole are considering changing the name as well – over fears that could be considered racist too.
A row has since broken out with campaigners who believe the historic country pub should keep the title it was first given in the mid-19th century.
I think I have two questions. First, what the hell is a ‘Council Equality Chief’?! And Two, where do they get the power to ‘declare’ things politically incorrect? I guess I have a third question… do the people of Staffordshire know where their council tax money goes?
I had a little look at Staffordshire Council website because I figure I’d be really good at being a Council Equality Chief. I could go around shaking down local businesses, pointing at gollywogs on olde time signs or whatever and declaring them racist, demanding they be replaced by new signs that have nothing-in-particular on them. I’d hang around Theatres and have performances of Othello banned. Easy money.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any Council Equality Chief vacancies listed. Guess I’ll just have to be a freelance Social Justice Warrior though I do hate to miss out on all that free taxpayer money.