NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
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power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
"No Polish Allowed" - Ban on East European Fishermen
(Independent) - The owners of a fishing lake in Oxfordshire are facing legal action after banning Eastern Europeans from using the site.
Field Farm Fisheries, near Bicester, displays a large sign declaring: “No Polish or Eastern Bloc fishermen allowed. No children or dogs”.
After refusing to remove it, the owner is now being taken to court by a Polish angler named Rado Papiewski.
I Can't Help Myself
He says the fishery, which describes itself as “picturesque, tranquil and idyllic”, has not replied to letters from him or the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) requesting that the sign is removed.
Mr Papiewski works for the Angling Trust, which has contributed £2,000 towards the cost of his legal battle. He hopes to raise a further £5,000 by 9 January and estimates that, in total, the case could cost up to £11,000.
The keen fisherman has set up a crowdfunding page, which has already seen more than 300 people donate a total of almost £6,300.
On the page, Mr Papiewski wrote: “Recently I came across a very disturbing and discriminatory sign that said ‘No Polish or Eastern Bloc fishermen allowed’. The sign was displayed at a private fishery, which made many fellow law-abiding migrant anglers and me very upset and angry.
“This disturbing sign should have never been displayed as it clearly discriminates against people from Poland and other Eastern European countries.”