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November 10th, 2007

Soldiers Not Welcome Here

Posted in Not the Job by 200

With regards to my suggestion for more people to attend Remembrance Day parades on Sunday, perhaps I could exclude one Hilary Beach of Chepstow from the invitation.

Hilary is the mayor of said town & believes that Remembrance Day should be a "time for peace". In pursuit of this fine belief she has asked the Rifles 1st Battalion, who are the local army regiment, to leave their rifles in the barracks when they parade on Sunday. She is quoted in the Daily Express as saying "I would prefer for there not to be any guns at the Remembrance Day parade. I am against this violence."

Following her logic the only logical thing to do would be to ban soldiers from attending.

Thankfully, the rest of Chepstow council disagreed with their mayor.