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Grumpy Owl

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  1. 8 hours ago, Lisa Quinton said:

    Absolutely ridiculous  how the police are telling people off. If somebody would have told me that it was going to happen I would have believed them how people are sucking this rubbish up. I did think it was going to be policed in New Street. I don't want to wear a mask and I thought exemption cards were not legal. But do you know whether or not they are?

    I am also worried about not conforming to the rubbish but I want to feel free but don't want to be fined. This is my rebellious streak in me I don't like being told what to do especially when some think doesn't make sense to me. Please feel free to comment!

    Kind Regards

    Lisa Quinton


    Hi Lisa, as you are travelling into the West Midlands, you can download and/or print off a TfWM (Transport For West Midlands) exemption card:



    To support people with physical and mental health conditions, including those that are hidden, we have produced an assistance card which can be downloaded here. You can carry this card and if asked why you are not wearing a face covering you can show this to a staff member or fellow passenger.  

    You can also download the image here and save to your phone to show if you don't have a printer. 


    I don't have any conditions and I mostly travel around by bus, but this card has proven useful on many occasions. I just show it to bus drivers and they say nothing back. I was once challenged by a bus inspector as to why I wasn't wearing a face covering, and he couldn't back away quick enough when I showed this to him.


    The government guidelines are that passengers 'must' wear a face covering on all forms of public transport, 'unless an exemption applies'. But one does not need to prove any exemption if challenged. The exemption cards are simply a 'get out of jail free' card.


    It's only "the fear" that makes people wear face coverings when they don't need to.

  2. 3 minutes ago, Saved said:

    Might well pop along myself but I'm in-between night shifts. I'll see in a bit if I can get some leave as this is walking distance for me.


    I live out in the suburbs (Billesley) but I don't mind a short 25 min bus ride into the city centre. I have nothing else planned for that day, repotting my cacti will have to wait! 😆

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  3. It's a sad state of affairs really when I admit that the last time I went into Birmingham city centre was for the last rally in August.


    There were a couple of hundred other attendees, and the police didn't seem much bothered with what was going on.


    This one could be very different though. No doctors or Piers Corbyn in the announced lineup so far. Will the Ickes be targeted by the police this time?


    I have to admit that while I'm prepared to listen to what Mark Steele has to say, I do have my doubts about him, I'm not entirely convinced that LED streetlamps are 'lethal weapons'.

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    "After the events of September 26th, we are choosing to take a different tact with this Political Protest."


    The organisers must surely know by now how the Met Police are going to respond and react, so why keep organising these events in London?


    They may choose to reveal the location at the last minute, but surely they still need to notify the police of the time and location. It doesn't take much for a bent copper to 'leak' this information to an organisation that may want to 'disrupt' this event.

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