Carol singers banned for ‘health and safety’ reasons
Now, it seems, carol singing has been banned in a shopping mall in Hemel Hempstead, citing, again, ‘health and safety’, reasons.
For 20 years the Brownies have spread their festive cheer in the Marlowes Centre, aimed principally at the elderly and disabled. But this year there is a new tree and more mobile trade stalls, so the carols have had to be sacrificed.
It is increasingly apparent that ‘health and safety’ legislation is becoming a hazard to British customs, traditions and heritage. It contains the ‘catch-all’ regulations which can be zealously over-applied and exploited by those of the ‘liberal Left’ for distinctly illiberal purposes.
One wonders why the ‘mobile trade stalls’ were permitted to expand to such an extent that just 100 bodies in one area might block the fire escapes. Of course, Mammon is exalted. Will the police be limiting the flow of Christmas shoppers in this area to ensure the fire-escapes are not blocked? No, of course not.
Why not just ban Christmas?
It is, after all, a cause of much worry, stress and heartache, all of which must be detrimental to (at least) the health of the population.