London pub reported to police for homophobia


by Sunny Hundal    
8:57 pm - June 5th 2010

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Members of LGBT Labour have reported a London pub manager’s refusal to serve their members as a hate-crime to the police.

LGBT Labour reported on Twitter earlier today:

Manager at The Greencoat Boy near Westminster told members he would have refused the #LGBTLabour booking if he’d known it was an LGBT group!

They later said they reported it as a hate-crime and the police were taking statements.

The Greencoat Boy pub is situated on 2 Greencoat place in London.

Various Labour tweeters are now calling for a boycott of the pub.

‘Greencoat Boy’ has become the top trending topic in London already.

Update: Grace Fletcher-Hackwood has pictures from the event, including this one with LGBT members with the police.

She also suggests ways to take action.

Update 2: Michael Cashman MEP has called for a boycott of the pub.

Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls has now called it “really shocking”.

Update 3: The pub has now denied the group were refused drinks because of their sexuality.

A spokesperson for the chain said:

Punch Taverns seeks to provide welcoming venues to everyone. We are shocked and saddened that a group of our guests did not experience this and would like to apologise.

We would however like to stress that this is an isolated incident and is not representative of our commitment to diversity.

We are currently conducting a full investigation of the incident and will report back to the Labour LGBT group with our findings.

Political Scrapbook has the full statement and accuses the pub of hypocrisy.

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1. Shatterface

Seriously, any pub which won’t serve a sizable minority which just happens to have the greatest proportion of disposable income will perish due to Darwinian forces anyway. I’m posting this from a pub (escuse the slurred typing) where I’d say half my friends are gay and they’re making a roaring trade.

2. Shatterface

One of the guys in the photo is wearing a police cap. That’s pretty gay.

I bet he voted tory!

4. Nick Cohen is a Tory

I don’t think they will Shatterface
There is more than one moron who would drink in that pub if they knew it was a gay free.
Although, god knows what a gay looks like.
How a landlord can make that decision on looks
Lucas’s only gay in the village is a parody.
But as libertarians say it is their choice.
Personally I would take his license away.
Interesting what the brewery says.

5. Shatterface

‘Hate crime’ is too strong. ‘Bigotted’ or ‘moronic’ are more appropriate.

This could of course be being spun somewhat. All we have so far is what these people say the landlord said.
What if he had turned down a stag or hen do because he said he didn’t cater to those kind of events? Or turned down a rugby club do because he had a prejudice against rugby type crowds like I have. Or a biker event, or host an Irish Traveller wedding?
Or a meeting of the Young Conservatives.

LGTB Labour?? Sounds awful.

The place where I’m staying is plagued by groups coming over from England and Scotland in large groups. As I sit here there are still some of them coming in drunk and talking crap. But thankfully most of them will be going home today.
The blokes in kilts are the worst.

What is the legal position regarding this?

A few years ago I was refused access to a pub on canal street in Manchester because I wasn’t gay

To be clear my friend who was with me (who is gay) was disgusted by the attitude of the door staff

Think you’re going to be onto a bit of a loser here.

A landlord has an absolute right to refuse service to whoever he/she likes for whatever reason or none.

And, as someone who has worked in the trade (some time ago mind) I don’t think you would want that to change. For it’s how a landlord can control the crowd. Simply able to say “Oi!, You! Out!”.

No reason needs to be given, so there’s no arguments about whether “the reason is good enough”, no barrack room lawyering.

And yes, the landlord will indeed be backed up by the police if those refused entry/service refuse to leave the premises.

Because the landlord’s right to serve or not serve is absolute.

Now, to go on from that: organise a petition, boycott the place, that’s all absolutely fine and indeed, I would encourage you to do so. I would encourage any and every potential customer of a business to use their power as a potential consumer to argue about and protest the policies of any and every business.

That’s the actual point of market competition: that by your spending pressure you get that mix of goods and services which you desire, just as market competition enables others to do so as well.

But as far as the law is concerned: landlords have the right to refuse service. Full stop.

9. Nick Cohen is a Tory

Damon
What would be the reaction if the pub said no Jews or group of Jews.
Also what is wrong with a memeber of LGTB Labour. Do you know them personally. How can you make judgement about any human being without meeting them first.
I know you would prefer horsey tory crowd but I wouldn’t ban you lot

10. Nick Cohen is a Tory

Tim, what about if that contradicts his breweries policies. He is in breach of contract

“But as far as the law is concerned: landlords have the right to refuse service. Full stop.”
That is not completely true if he refuses on grounds that cannot be justified, the brewery for instance could have an equal opportunities policy and they could be trouble because they are in breach of contract.

“That is not completely true if he refuses on grounds that cannot be justified, the brewery for instance could have an equal opportunities policy and they could be trouble because they are in breach of contract.”

Sure, we could get all sorts of complications like that. And if there is such an equal opportunites policy and the landlord is thus in breach of contract, fine. But that’s a civil matter, not a criminal one. The brewery takes the landlord to court over it, not the police come along and force the landlord to serve whoever he doesn’t want to.

It is still true that any landlord, standing in the premises which they are the licenced landlord of, can bar anyone and any group they wish with no reasons given whatsoever.

Tim, it appears (based on the facts as reported) that the problem is that he *did* give a reason, and the reason given was that the group were gay – iirc it is illegal to discriminate in the provision of services on the basis of sexuality.

I just said that LGTB Labour sounds awful.
But I’m only guessing. And the prejudice is mostly against them having ”Labour” as part of their group identity.

Of course you can’t go discriminating against people too much, but I can imagine all kinds of groups or names of potential groups that I might not like the sound of.
How would you like to spend an evening in London with the Shankill Road Rangers Supporters Club over for the weekend?
Or take a booking from some group calling itself ”Friends of Greater Croatia” or something?

And while not being a fan of horsey Tory types at all, they have a right to their way of life IMO and don’t deserve all the scorn they get from some snide commentators on the left.
How about if the landlord had turned down a booking from the Countryside Alliance?

One other point … is having something against a group calling itself LGBT the same as having a prejudice against gay people?
I think there is a difference.
LGBT is a political concept isn’t it?

@14

Mmm, I’m sure the landlord said “I’ve no problem with gay people, it’s the concept of LGBT that I don’t like. Now come on, out you go.”

Sheesh. I bet your jokes start “A concept of a man walks into the concept of a pub…”.

“I bet your jokes start “A concept of a man walks into the concept of a pub…”.”

Tsk….everybody knows that’s how economist jokes start….

17. Roger Mexico

My days as a licensee are also long ago, but we were always taught not to give a reason when refusing to serve someone. If you do you’re liable to accusation of slander etc.

However surely various English laws such as the Race Relations Act do protect certain groups on provision of services? You can’t discriminate explicitly or systematically against individuals of these groups (B&B owners beware).

Having said that, we don’t really know what happened and context is all. The landlord may just have been making a particularly inept joke.

@17, yes, correct. Tim’s right that any landlord can refuse to serve you because he doesn’t like your face. But you’re right that if the person refused service can show a court that the landlord refused to serve him specifically because he was black, then the landlord is breaching the assorted race relations acts.

In this context, complaining to the pub and asking them to confirm their policy would have been fair enough. Calling the cops is a pathetic, petulant and generally asshole-ish strategy, and everyone involved in, or endorsing, doing so should be shunned and generally loathed.

19. Nick Cohen is a Tory

Damon I didn’t say i would ban horsey tory types. So now you want to ban everyone who votes Labour from public houses
Delightful little Pinochet character are you not.
I would not ban anyone from my pub, if I owned one, that includes gays, country side alliance,” want to wear ill fitting England tops society”or the Morris dancers for Israel.
I would only kick them out if they were too noisy or they were kicking off.
Little right bigots like yourself who want pubs for white racist tory males only not me.
I believe in a variety of human beings to exit on the planet and the freedom to have a pint where they want to.

20. Nick Cohen is a Tory

sorry exist

21. Nick Cohen is a Tory

Calling the cops is a pathetic, petulant and generally asshole-ish strategy, and everyone involved in, or endorsing, doing so should be shunned and generally loathed.

Except when you are the one barred.

I love this thread. justs show how socially liberal, reight wing libertarians really are

Nick Cohen, what are you on (about)?

There is more than a slight possibility that this has been over-egged and misreported as it would be stupid for a Westminster publican to say such a thing to a bunch of political LGBTers. That pub is packed every weekday evening with after work office workers, many of whom are presumably gay … and I’m sure it’s never an issue.

That they are a LGBT political group, maybe they see homophobia everywhere and sometimes where it doesn’t exist. (I did say maybe) … it certainly can get like that with people feeling that they’ve been offended when the ”prejudice” might have been for a slightly different reason.

Outrage is a gay rights group with a political agenda.
The Terrence Higgins Trust is health charity that also has a political agenda.
To have some reservations about their politics and modus operandi does not automatically make one a homophobe (Nick Cohen).

For example, I thought the Bristol Terrence Higgins Trust showed poor judgement a couple of yars ago in the case of the firemen they grassed up for laughing at some gay men having sex in the bushes of the local downs one night.
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Bristol-gay-row-Downs-plan/article-213525-detail/article.html

Nick Cohen, that doesnt make me Pinochet like, it’s just a difference of opinion.
And I think it’s perfectly fair to not allow large groups of people into your pub.
Thankfully the stag tour from Scotland (all weraring the same black T shirts and their names and a nunber on them) have all left my guesthouse now …still drinking from cans as they checked out at 11 am.
They were loud and a pain, but not as bad as the group of lads up from Dublin.
They were a nighmare and I would have immediately left any pub they had come into last night.

the manager or licencee has the right to refuse service to whom they see could cause trouble or affend others in any way that is a fact!! but to blame punch as a whole group is disgracefull! this was one managers choice (probally for the right reason) and nothing to do with punch or any of its other employees. i think the group that started trouble in the pub should be revaluating the way they conduct these boycott schemes and stop looking for a scapegoat!!!

hinny64:

- Licensees have the right to refuse service to anyone without stating a reason, provided they do not break discrimination laws. If the manager refused to serve the group becuase they were LBGT (which is what is alleged) he would be acting illegally

- where did you get the idea that the group “started trouble in the pub”?!

- the manager is an employee of Punch, so there is nothing disgraceful about blaming Punch for failing to train him properly

A landlord has an absolute right to refuse service to whoever he/she likes for whatever reason or none.

Perhaps you should acquaint yourself with the law a bit more Tim Worstall before sounding like a poorer version of Paul Rand.

26. Nick Cohen is a Tory

Damon
If the group were acting like arseholes then the landlord should remove them. If they were just removed because they were just gay then I am sorry you ARE wrong. I do doubt that the landlord would remove a posse of hoorah henries because of the ,money involved and the political affiliation of the group.
Also the landlord was happy too have groups in the pub becuase he took the booking, the only reason he kicked them out, was because he found out they were gay.
Damon just because you don’t like to be pub full of gays or labour voters that is your BIG problem

“A landlord has an absolute right to refuse service to whoever he/she likes for whatever reason or none.”

It is the classic fake libertarian position. Property rights always trump individual rights.

Nick Cohen, I might have been in more gay pubs that you. I’ve been to qite a lot.
So there’s no need to put me in the camp of haveing gay prejudices.
Maybe the landlord is a coplete idiot who doesn’t mind the kind of reaction he is surely getting. If so then maybe he would rather this bit of notoriety than serve gays in his pub.

But I would like to hear a reply from the landlord before condemning him.
And I don’t mind labour voters in the slightest. Labour party members is another thing.

The pub is in a perfect place for some early evening demonstrations outside, and marching up and down with placards and inviting the local BBC crew down to film it.

29. Plain Speaker......

Ignorant as the bar staff must have been the LGBT movement never quite get to tackling some of the more extreme and growing homophobia that ought to be of more concern.

Peter Whittle, who is himself gay, wrote the following timely article for Standpoint

“Gays Abandoned by Left’s Appeasement
PETER WHITTLE
May 2010

http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/features-may-10-gays-abandoned-by-left%27s-appeasement-peter-whittle-homosexuality-islam

“The growth of Islam in Europe has consequences for gay men. But you wouldn’t know it from a cursory perusal of the issues which preoccupy at any one time what is known as the “gay community”. Civil partnerships, gay adoption or problems with Christian bed-and-breakfast owners and the allegedly latent homophobia of the Conservatives are all up there on the list. But, with a few honorable exceptions, such as the consistently principled activist Peter Tatchell, few voices are raised about the possible future problems for gay men in a rapidly changing demographic landscape.

There was relatively little protest from the complacent mainstream metropolitan gay community when, as Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone invited to the capital the Islamic cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a fundamentalist who supports the right of Islamic states to execute gays.”

Standpoint magazine: A neo-con rag written by has-beens who pretend they are on the left and spend all their time attacking the left.

31. Plain Speaker......

Peter Whittle writes some excellent articles and his analysis is perfectly valid and based on his own experience. Throwing around the usual default left position of neo con everytime the left are presented with a factual narrative that does not fit their world view is a really poor response, Sunny.

Whittle’s views are as valid as anyone elses and he has important points to make

32. Nick Cohen is a Tory

Nick Cohen, I might have been in more gay pubs that you. I’ve been to qite a lot.
So there’s no need to put me in the camp of haveing gay prejudices.
We only have your word for that

Maybe the landlord is a coplete idiot who doesn’t mind the kind of reaction he is surely getting. If so then maybe he would rather this bit of notoriety than serve gays in his pub.
You think this is a good thing.

But I would like to hear a reply from the landlord before condemning him.
And I don’t mind labour voters in the slightest. Labour party members is another thing.
So you don’t like Labour party members. Only Rightists for you eh Damian

The pub is in a perfect place for some early evening demonstrations outside, and marching up and down with placards and inviting the local BBC crew down to film it.
Oh dear upset are we that you can’t get your Tory placards out .

“The growth of Islam in Europe has consequences for gay men. But you wouldn’t know it from a cursory perusal of the issues which preoccupy at any one time what is known as the “gay community”. Civil partnerships, gay adoption or problems with Christian bed-and-breakfast owners and the allegedly latent homophobia of the Conservatives are all up there on the list. But, with a few honorable exceptions, such as the consistently principled activist Peter Tatchell, few voices are raised about the possible future problems for gay men in a rapidly changing demographic landscape.

Lets see Plain Tory
1. Who supported the Islamists in the 80′s. You lot
2. Who supported Islamist fundamentalist regimes like Saudi Arabia and Zia’s Pakistan

There was relatively little protest from the complacent mainstream metropolitan gay community when, as Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone invited to the capital the Islamic cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a fundamentalist who supports the right of Islamic states to execute gays.
So when Mrs Thatcher inivited Islamic terrorists and despots to number 10 that was different.

Throwing around the usual default left position of neo con everytime the left are presented with a factual narrative that does not fit their world view is a really poor response, Sunny.Whittle’s views are as valid as anyone elses and he has important points to make.

Also the right’s default position of defending a bigoted landlord.
As for Standpoint , it is magazine for the extreme right, written by wankers like my disgusting moniker.
What I despise about the Standpoint contributers is their complete lack of honesty.
Cohen presents himself as a social deomocrat and yet he is neo liberal economically and neo conservative on every issue.
Dishonety is the name of the game. A little like yourself
By the way plain wanker.
1. Do you think the landlord was right to ban a group just because they were gay

33. Plain Speaker......

1. Do you think the landlord was right to ban a group just because they were gay”

Errr…..No. Ignorant and bad for business.

However, I fail to see how people can go into moral hysterics over this when there are Islamic extremists in Britain saying the most revolting things about gay people. Hysterics over an ignorant pub landlord is not my forte.

If there was nothing else to worry about other than an ignorant pub landlord, I might even begin to be interested, but watching Islamic extremists spout their bile whilst the “left” get excited over ignorant customer service in a pub, shows a degree of hypocrisy that is truly breath taking.

Just for your reference the article was by Peter Whittle, not Nick Cohen. Peter Whittle is gay, is he now “homophobic” too for highlighting serious threat’s to the safety of gay men or is a threat only serious when its a rude pub landlord?.

Good to see the updates. I thought this was too bizarre to be true. That is a busy pub in a prime location in the middle of Westminster and part of a chain that would hate this kind of publicity.

And it would be such a soft target to go down and picket on one lovely summer evening after work when the pavement outside would be packed with office workers.
http://img01.beerintheevening.com/1c/1c6750eff024729c41cc41d3b1fa76f4.jpg

Standing outside with placards saying ”This pub refuses to serve gay people”.
The management would be mortified. It’s not like some back street pub in Stoke on Trent.
Or the Staduim Bar on Belfast’s Shankill road (where they might be told to clear off too).

This story is one I hadn’t seen.
”Man wins discrimination case against London’s oldest gay pub”
http://news.pinkpaper.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=2465

It’s about the (famous) Coleherne Arms in London’s Earls Court, which has been more than just any old gay pub, but one with a particularly flamboyant clientele for as long as I can remember.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleherne_pub

It changed it’s name and rebranded itself as a gastro pub, but the same customers kept turning up. (As I sure that many felt it was their pub and to hell with this refurbishment and rebranding).

Is that an open and shut case as much as the story about the Greencoat Boy at first seemed to be? I’m not sure.

Who might it justifibably be legit to not want coming into your bar?
The BNP obviously. What about the SWP? Would it be legitimate not to want to let out a function room for one of their meetings? Anything to do with British ”occupation” of Northen Ireland might make some landlords a bit nervous.

35. Nick Cohen is a Tory

However, I fail to see how people can go into moral hysterics over this when there are Islamic extremists in Britain saying the most revolting things about gay people. Hysterics over an ignorant pub landlord is not my forte.

If there was nothing else to worry about other than an ignorant pub landlord, I might even begin to be interested, but watching Islamic extremists spout their bile whilst the “left” get excited over ignorant customer service in a pub, shows a degree of hypocrisy that is truly breath taking
Obviously yoiu don’t read the articles from outrage and Terrence higgins or amnesty about Islamic outrages towards gays.
Selective hearing.
Also you haven’t answered my questions about your heroine Maggie and Islamists in the 80′s.
Lets have some plain speaking.
Also their not going into hysterics, they just think is wrong and illegal. For instance what race was the landlord. He might be islamic. Do you know.

A police constable friend of mine (PC Uwe, The pc PC) states:

“I’d lock the landlord up .

Also find out if he has said/done anything else.

Yes, he has the right to refuse entry but (in my opinion) not based on sexuality.

Let the CPS decide the rest. Send out a strong message to people who want to discriminate based on peoples sexuality

37. Matt Munro

“Also their not going into hysterics, they just think is wrong and illegal. For instance what race was the landlord. He might be islamic. Do you know.”

I would have thought an Islamic pub landlord highly unlikely to be honest, although it would have been amusing to see what the LC party line would be in that situation.

I’m finding it difficult to belive that the guy has broken any laws, do I really live in a country where refusing to serve drinks to gay people is a criminal offence, but forcing smokers to stand out in the rain is legally enforceable ? A pub is a private business, it’s nor for the state to decide who they serve. If you don’t like it then go to another pub.

38. PunchManager

As a manager with Punch I can tell you that there is a complete blanket of this within the company.

All teams are being told to make no comment and to recite the exact statement given above if asked anything about their opinions, and to ensure they create the ‘fascia’ of an inclusive environment.

As a gay man myself, I can tell you, I wouldn’t want to let the chain know they had a gay manager. Who knows what they might say!

Pretty this case would be covered by the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2007, a good overview of which is here. Nothing about pubs in the “exceptions” bit, except for private members clubs with fewer than 25 members.

I fail to see how people can go into moral hysterics over this when there are Islamic extremists in Britain saying the most revolting things about gay people

People can say what the like – it’s called free speech, as long as they’re not actually inciting violence specifically.

Companies actually discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal.
And if a Muslim pub owner did the same we’d be equally in uproar. Hope that clears it up.

From Labour LGBTs website:

LGBT Labour is looking for the company to treat the event with the up most seriousness and take action to remedy the situation. We look forward to their suggestions on how they make amends and take a stand. We have some starting ideas of our own:

* An apology to LGBT Labour from Greencoat Boy Manager and Punch Taverns Chief Executive.
* An apology to the other staff working in the Greencoat Boy for being asked to not serve gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people
* Investigate the Greencoat Boy Manager under internal discipline procedures
* Company training for managers of the chain of pubs on equality issues that includes the information on the Equally Bill (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 and good practice on dealing with lgbt customers and homophobic issues.
* A refund
* A rainbow flag put up outside the pub on Pride Day, a “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people welcome here” sign displayed prominently on arrive for at least 28 days and a complementary event with an LGBT group of their choice.

We look forward to a meeting with senior people in the company and a speedy resolution to this issue.

http://www.lgbtlabour.org.uk/
So they are a pushy political group (and fair enough for being that).
It was a banner that the manager had origionally balked at. A political banner.

He’s still an idiot if he really did get into a row with them over it, but it strikes me that they might be the kind of people who love to get into rows like this – as confrontation and landmark cases are what brings about progress. (The Gaza convoy people seem to have had the same idea).

It certainly is one way of bringing about progress I agree. But this style of politics isn’t really my cup of tea completely. I will conceed that it’s effective, but their is something about the hectoring style that I have never liked.

42. Nick Cohen is a tory

It certainly is one way of bringing about progress I agree. But this style of politics isn’t really my cup of tea completely. I will conceed that it’s effective, but their is something about the hectoring style that I have never liked.

Unless it is a right wing lorry driver blocking oil tankers or protestors against Mugabe
Supporting any political agitation always depends which side of the political spectrum your views agree with.
Personally I prefer non violence agitation to mind numbing political apathy. In which people are more concerned about a orange dance group than their rights

Nick Cohen, have a listen to this chap Simon Fanshawe for a couple of minutes.
He’s a gay man, and guess what?… he’s got a mind of his own and doesn’t necessarily sing from the right on songsheet. I was sitting just in front of him when he was talking at that event.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbMA_KBo4MQ

Would you start calling him ‘Pinochet like’ and infering he was like some ”right wing lorry driver blocking oil tankers” ..?.. which I must say (as a lorry driver myself) sounds awfully elitist and anti-working class.

Nick Cohen, this is meant to be a political site where some of the subtleties of diference of liberal opinion can be worked out (I think), so charging in Sally like, and calling anyone you have a difference of opinion with ”trolls” and such, sort of defeats the object.
Look, here is Peter Tatchell for gods sake, disagreeing with some aspects of mainstream gay thinking.

Homosexuality: it isn’t natural
Ignore those researchers who claim to have discovered a ‘gay gene’, says Peter Tatchell: gay desire is not genetically determined.

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/5375/

I wonder what LGBT Labour’s position on this is .. and it would be interesting to sit in on one of their pub staff educational forums.
Is dissent from the ‘plebs’ being reeducated allowed?

“Muslim pub owner”

That’d be interesting…

Although the pubco who own this pub have suspended the member of staff involved , I suggest that anyone with a modicum of decency will help to right this by refusing to drink in any establishment owned by PUNCH TAVERNS until the person is dismissed . As far as I know , as someone who has been involved in the Pub trade for most of my 53 years , sexuality is NOT a reason to refuse service .

Andy, I admire where you’re coming from (from the heart) – but frankly, I hate that ”lets all bash the lumpenproletariat over the head ”until the pips squeak” kind of politics.


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    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  26. FlowerFlaps

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  27. kevinrye

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  28. Pride London

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  29. Willow Gold

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  30. John Coxon

    RT @andrewducker: London pub refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/cGf0N7

  31. Liz McShane

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  32. Heather McGarrigle

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  33. Liberal Conspiracy

    London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  34. Ben Cooper

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  35. Richard Lane

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  36. Brent Martin

    RT @BenCooper86: RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  37. londongayscene

    London pub reported to police for homophobia | Liberal Conspiracy http://bit.ly/961qBz

  38. Kathryn Moody

    What a complete disgrace – Punch Taverns must be SO proud>>RT @libcon: London pub mgr refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  39. Sophia James

    RT @BenCooper86: RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz Disgusting.

  40. Anne Fairweather

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  41. HarpyMarx

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  42. Alex Belardinelli

    Shocking – been there lof of times but never again. RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  43. Tab

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  44. katehughes

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz <wtf?

  45. Dawn

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  46. Harry Langford

    London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  47. Grace F-H

    RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  48. Eloise Davies

    RT @msgracefh: RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  49. Thomas Earnshaw

    RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/bGyF3v

  50. Tweets that mention London pub refuses to serve gay customers | Liberal Conspiracy -- Topsy.com

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Liberal Conspiracy, Anne Fairweather, katehughes, Richard Lane, Mr Omneo and others. Mr Omneo said: RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz [...]

  51. Rachel Surtees

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  52. Issac Greaves

    RT @msgracefh: RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  53. Roger Thornhill

    'would have refused' cooked into 'refusal'. Disingenuous. "@libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz”

  54. edballsmp

    Really shocking.. RT @msgracefh: RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  55. Roger Thornhill

    Freedom of Association superior to "freedom to book room" “@libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz”

  56. Rebecca L Horsbrugh

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  57. Jenni Jackson

    RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  58. Sarah Wild

    Not sure whether these pubs are franchises, but certainly avoid this Westminster establishment, whoever you are. http://bit.ly/941fRz

  59. Mary Smith

    RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)

  60. Ashley Bullard

    "@edballsmp: Really shocking: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz (via @libcon)" #duncansdream

  61. socialworkuk

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  62. sana

    RT @andrewducker: London pub refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/cGf0N7

  63. MARK EDWARD LEWIS

    RT @edballsmp Really shocking.. RT @msgracefh: RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  64. Sally Bercow

    RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  65. Glenn Calderwood

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  66. MarissaJaneSmith

    RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz >>Disguisting

  67. Iain Whiteley

    RT @SallyBercow @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  68. MaryK

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  69. Liberal Conspiracy

    Labour leader contender @edballsmp calls London pub manager's homophobia "really shocking": http://bit.ly/941fRz

  70. Greg Foster

    RT @libcon: Labour leader contender @edballsmp calls London pub manager's homophobia "really shocking": http://bit.ly/941fRz

  71. LazarouMonkeyTerror

    RT @libcon: Labour leader contender @edballsmp calls London pub manager's homophobia "really shocking": http://bit.ly/941fRz

  72. BuckinghamshireNUT

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  73. Manuel Fernandes

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  74. Tony Howard

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  75. David Winter

    Won't be drinking at The Greencoat Boy ever. #bigotbar http://bit.ly/cXmvBn #fb

  76. Andy Coates

    RT @libcon Labour leader contender @edballsmp calls London pub manager's homophobia "really shocking": http://bit.ly/941fRz

  77. Jacqueline Crust

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  78. Tree

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  79. Rosalind Mitchell

    ? @davidwinter: Won't be drinking at The Greencoat Boy ever. #bigotbar http://bit.ly/cXmvBn #fb » This is disgraceful, whatever one's party

  80. Sue Webb

    RT @manatrue: RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz #greencoatboy

  81. JamesTarbit

    Really horrible behavior –> RT @edballsmp @msgracefh @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  82. Andrew Langstone

    RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/bGyF3v

  83. Megan Sarah

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  84. Joe Lidster

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  85. Hannah Mudge

    RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/bGyF3v

  86. Kyle Soo

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  87. Sue Wellings

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  88. Miriam Zendle

    RT @boudledidge: RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/bGyF3v

  89. Issac Greaves

    RT @davidwinter: Won't be drinking at The Greencoat Boy ever. #bigotbar http://bit.ly/cXmvBn #fb

  90. NUT YT South East

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  91. Mark L

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  92. phill cowndley

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  93. Tam.my Ma.chine

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  94. Ellie Gellard

    #greencoatboygate RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  95. Daryn McCombe

    #greencoatboygate RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  96. TonyCross

    Pub landlord in 'not approving of gays' shocker: http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/06/05/london-pub-manager-refuses-to-serve-gay-customers/

  97. Mr Omneo

    RT @MartinSFP: The 'fake PR' meme continues with @PunchTavernPR. Backstory here: http://bit.ly/byU4aV #greencoatboy #bigotbar

  98. dualcitizenusa

    @iaindale objctve info rqd, but face value lks disturbing RT @bevaniteellie pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  99. NyssaSJG

    RT @MsBrackers: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  100. Cloud Dance Festival

    RT @boudledidge: RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/bGyF3v

  101. Andrew Böber

    RT @sunny_hundal: Story on LGBT Labour being refused RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  102. Mary

    Oh. Dear. Cod. RT @libcon London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  103. Erykah

    RT @libcon: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  104. Jenny Cockin

    One pub to be avoided in Westminster. Can't believe it, so wrong. “@Wild_Sarah: http://bit.ly/941fRz”

  105. Jayden Fox

    RT @londongayscene: London pub reported to police for homophobia | Liberal Conspiracy http://bit.ly/961qBz

  106. The Brighton Sauna

    RT @londongayscene: London pub reported to police for homophobia | Liberal Conspiracy http://bit.ly/961qBz

  107. Vikki Osborne

    RT @SallyBercow: RT @edballsmp: Really shocking RT @HarryLangford: London pub manager refuses to serve gay customers http://bit.ly/941fRz

  108. Liberal Conspiracy

    Pub denies refusing entry to LGBT Labour because of their sexuality. Article updated with statement: http://bit.ly/941fRz

  109. Richard Lane

    RT @libcon: Pub denies refusing entry to LGBT Labour because of their sexuality. Article updated with statement: http://bit.ly/941fRz

  110. Claire Butler

    RT @libcon Pub denies refusing entry to LGBT Labour because of their sexuality. Article updated with statement: http://bit.ly/941fRz

  111. B Latif

    RT @libcon: Pub denies refusing entry to LGBT Labour because of their sexuality. Article updated with statement: http://bit.ly/941fRz

  112. TBS_2

    RT @londongayscene: London pub reported to police for homophobia | Liberal Conspiracy http://bit.ly/961qBz

  113. James Finister

    RT @libcon: Pub denies refusing entry to LGBT Labour because of their sexuality. Article updated with statement: http://bit.ly/941fRz





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