The London Metropolitan Police Are The Biggest Fucking Wankers Of All

This is going back to the ’70s and early ’80s, when the vice squad in Bristol raided Forever People, the independent comic shop in Bristol. Why? They had the Dead Kennedys’ badges with the slogan ‘Too Drunk to F*ck’ in their window.

Now I don’t agree with using foul language, and it can and does put people off. However, you can hear the same or much worse on films and TV, and the ‘F’ bomb is bandied around quite happily by some comedians, though usually after the 9 O’clock watershed.

There’s also an element of double standards to this. The clothing company, French Connection, ran a series of adverts playing with its logo, FCUK, and its obvious similarity to the ‘F’ word. Despite numerous complaints to the advertisers by many of the public, this went unchecked by the Advertising Standards Authority. Clearly, it’s one rule for rich multinationals, another for the proles protesting against being thrown out of their homes, or humiliated in them by being treated as second-class citizens. Marx was right: in this instance, the police really are the lackeys of the bourgeoisie.

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aylesbury-banner The banner at the recent Aylesbury estate occupation

Class War have reported that at last night’s Poor Doors demonstration the police seized a political banner because of swearing and arrested a person standing next to it.

The banner had been a weekly feature at the boisterous protests outside an East London tower block where residents in affordable housing are forced to use a diffrent door to the rich.  Previously the police had threatened arrests due to claims the banner is offensive, although when coppers tried to find a member of the public who was offended they had been unable to.  It seems that most people agree, the leaders of the four main political parties are  all fucking wankers.

The move sets a chilling precedent.  Will protesters now have to pass a police board of censors before they can display banners and placards at demonstrations?  Will they send snatch squads into…

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