Oxfordshire Fishery Forced to Take Down 'No Polish' Sign

By Dave Meikleham on at

Ugh. 2017, is there no hate-mongering low you won't stoop to? It seems not, because a fishery in Launton, Oxfordshire has been forced to take down a xenophobic sign after the owner received a letter from the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Image: The Independent 

Billy Evans, who runs Field Farm Fisheries, put up the inflammatory sign, which reads 'No Polish or Eastern Bloc Fisherman Allowed', because "he had caught anglers stealing fish", according to the BBC.

The EHRC wrote to Evans shortly after, advising him to take down the offensive sign, otherwise the agency would take "enforcement action".

Since removing the sign, Field Farm Fisheries has temporarily closed. Evans gave the following statement to the BBC:

"The sign has been removed because of threats to my family."

"I am not in the country. I will decide what to do on my return. I may close it to all public long term."

Just another reminder, in case you were in any doubt, that there are a lot of hateful folk out there in the world.

Please be better than your shitty predecessor, 2018.