BREAKING NEWS: Protestors 'arrest' county court judge

Hundreds gather in Birkenhead in mass protest

Hundreds gather in Birkenhead in mass protest

Hundreds gather in Birkenhead in mass protest

Hundreds gather in Birkenhead in mass protest

First published in News Wirral Globe: Photograph of the Author by , Editor

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPED AT THE COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY.

Protestors have "civilly arrested" a judge at Birkenhead county court.

A crowd of several hundred people has massed around the court.

Police have begun forcibly ejecting protestors from the court in chaotic scenes.

Made up of people from across the UK, the marchers say they are exerting their "ancient right to lawful Rebellion under Magna Carta."

Around 20 police vehicles are now in attendance and several dozen officers are at the scene, some with dogs.

The crowd, although largely peaceful, is chanting "freedom" and "arrest that judge."

Some have sat down in the road blocking in a police van and are refusing to let it pass.

The area around the county court at Hamilton Street and Market Street is now closed to vehicles by police cordon.

The protestors are handing out leaflets from the "British Constitution Group."

The demonstration was apparently sparked when one of the prominent voices in the BCG, Wirral man Roger Hayes, faced a bankruptcy hearing for non-payment of his council tax.

The BCG's main aim is a rallying call for "lawful rebellion."

In 1997, Mr Hayes stood for election in Wallasey representing the Referendum Party against sitting MP Angela Eagle. He polled 1,490 votes and finished fourth.

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The Referendum Party was a single-issue party that emerged in the 90s calling for a vote on the UK's relationship with the European Union.

One of the protestors who had travelled up for the demonstration from Coventry said: "The purpose of today is to generally to get a feel of how unsatisfied people are with the governing of the country.

"I wouldn’t say I was angry, just dissatisfied. I believe that the power is distributed unfairly at this point in time.

“I believe that the people who are in control are morally defunct.

"I don't think they are serving the interests of those they are supposed to be serving."

The BCG website says: "We, the British People have a right to govern ourselves.

"That right has been subjugated as a consequence of acts of treason having been committed by the collective political establishment, aided and abetted by corrupt segments of the judiciary, the police, the Church and the civil service."

You can watch a video of Mr Hayes explaining the BCG's beliefs by clicking the link below.

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3:30pm Mon 7 Mar 11

bob wirral says...

that sounds cool
that sounds cool bob wirral
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4:48pm Mon 7 Mar 11

JD1986 says...

This just goes to show, the British public are getting fed up with this Government. Protestors "arrest" County court judge? Ha! I've never heard of that before!
This just goes to show, the British public are getting fed up with this Government. Protestors "arrest" County court judge? Ha! I've never heard of that before! JD1986
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5:16pm Mon 7 Mar 11

now in the north says...

It seems at last the corrupt paper world is now getting its desserts from the true world.
Horrah Horrah!
Well done to all the peacefull inhabitants!
Grow-seek
It seems at last the corrupt paper world is now getting its desserts from the true world. Horrah Horrah! Well done to all the peacefull inhabitants! Grow-seek now in the north
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6:47pm Mon 7 Mar 11

hugo2008 says...

More and more people have seen that in order to reach the political leaders and for them in turn to follow the wishes of the people, the only course is to take action, direct action.

This is a dreadful state of affairs, but who is to blame, the people or the politicians who do not listen.

Take the abandoned broken promises that the public would have a referendum on Europe Membership.

This could have been done very simply by just adding one tick box to the census forms, that by law we must complete.

Or including the question alongside the referendum about changes to our out dated voting system.

Either way, this would have produced a definitive answer from the public for the public, regardless of political belief, race, religion, or affiliation to any dogma.

That is what democracy is all about.
More and more people have seen that in order to reach the political leaders and for them in turn to follow the wishes of the people, the only course is to take action, direct action. This is a dreadful state of affairs, but who is to blame, the people or the politicians who do not listen. Take the abandoned broken promises that the public would have a referendum on Europe Membership. This could have been done very simply by just adding one tick box to the census forms, that by law we must complete. Or including the question alongside the referendum about changes to our out dated voting system. Either way, this would have produced a definitive answer from the public for the public, regardless of political belief, race, religion, or affiliation to any dogma. That is what democracy is all about. hugo2008
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6:52pm Mon 7 Mar 11

annoloki says...

I take it none of these have actually read Magna Carta then? Nowhere does it say anything about "Lawful Rebellion", S16 says "No man shall be forced to perform more service for a knights 'fee', or other free holding of land, than is due from it".

Anyone who's actually interested in what it says in truth, rather than just what it would be cool if it did say, can read it here: http://www.bl.uk/tre
asures/magnacarta/sh
ockwave/magna_carta_
broadband.htm
I take it none of these have actually read Magna Carta then? Nowhere does it say anything about "Lawful Rebellion", S16 says "No man shall be forced to perform more service for a knights 'fee', or other free holding of land, than is due from it". Anyone who's actually interested in what it says in truth, rather than just what it would be cool if it did say, can read it here: http://www.bl.uk/tre asures/magnacarta/sh ockwave/magna_carta_ broadband.htm annoloki
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7:26pm Mon 7 Mar 11

Spiffy says...

Annoloki the Magna Carta reference is only a part of it. There's a bit more to Lawful Rebellion ...and why the judge is not deemed by the protestors to have lawful jurisdiction ...than what has been reported in this article.
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For more details...google is your friend.
Annoloki the Magna Carta reference is only a part of it. There's a bit more to Lawful Rebellion ...and why the judge is not deemed by the protestors to have lawful jurisdiction ...than what has been reported in this article. ... For more details...google is your friend. Spiffy
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9:50pm Mon 7 Mar 11

lendusaquid says...

Annoloki The reporter confused 16 with 61

Magna Carta 1215
Article 61
Lawfull Rebellion
Annoloki The reporter confused 16 with 61 Magna Carta 1215 Article 61 Lawfull Rebellion lendusaquid
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10:12pm Mon 7 Mar 11

dodi says...

Fair play to you all I am sooo proud of you ! unitedwestrike.com
Fair play to you all I am sooo proud of you ! unitedwestrike.com dodi
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2:01am Tue 8 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

Ah, right! These are mates with the BNP's favourite conspiracy theorist Brian Gerrish aren't they? Paranoid nutcase. Get some help.
Ah, right! These are mates with the BNP's favourite conspiracy theorist Brian Gerrish aren't they? Paranoid nutcase. Get some help. slumdogg
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10:00am Tue 8 Mar 11

bickyboy says...

Its debatable whether rebellion is morally unacceptable if the laws denying it protect the interests of the government first, and those of the people much later. We are led by a bunch of self serving political opportunists--it doesnt surprise me that some people dont regard the chance to choose between a bunch of wretched doppelgangers every five years as an adequate opportunity to bring our leaders to account.
Its debatable whether rebellion is morally unacceptable if the laws denying it protect the interests of the government first, and those of the people much later. We are led by a bunch of self serving political opportunists--it doesnt surprise me that some people dont regard the chance to choose between a bunch of wretched doppelgangers every five years as an adequate opportunity to bring our leaders to account. bickyboy
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11:53am Tue 8 Mar 11

wotmnisnttkn says...

The man who proclaimed himself to be the Judge could not produce his oath of office.
It is unlawful to impersonate an officer of the crown.

To an earlier respondent:
So the BNP backs the Libertarian cause? Live with the facts you have because some twisted liar and bigot will brainwash you to believe otherwise.
The man who proclaimed himself to be the Judge could not produce his oath of office. It is unlawful to impersonate an officer of the crown. To an earlier respondent: So the BNP backs the Libertarian cause? Live with the facts you have because some twisted liar and bigot will brainwash you to believe otherwise. wotmnisnttkn
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12:10pm Tue 8 Mar 11

bob wirral says...

slumdogg wrote:
Ah, right! These are mates with the BNP's favourite conspiracy theorist Brian Gerrish aren't they? Paranoid nutcase. Get some help.
poor slumdogg having to resort to the usual boring tactics. yawn. make sure to report back at the next united fascists meeting :)
[quote][p][bold]slumdogg[/bold] wrote: Ah, right! These are mates with the BNP's favourite conspiracy theorist Brian Gerrish aren't they? Paranoid nutcase. Get some help.[/p][/quote]poor slumdogg having to resort to the usual boring tactics. yawn. make sure to report back at the next united fascists meeting :) bob wirral
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12:21pm Tue 8 Mar 11

wotmnisnttkn says...

Oh and I will add this too.

The police acted outside of their remit in their legal definition and oath as 'con-stable'. They made arrests on say-so. Cried "assault" when someone would not do as they pushed and forcibly pushed people around. It's all on video.

Now the man who said he was a judge. Wasn't he was in the single issue "referendum party"? No doubt a Gov't stooge party to weaken the anti-EU vote from the BNP and the effectless UKIP, English Democrats etc.

The sooner the UK life raft fills with holes and starts to sink. The quicker the battleship EU will cast us adrift lest they be dragged down with us..
Oh and I will add this too. The police acted outside of their remit in their legal definition and oath as 'con-stable'. They made arrests on say-so. Cried "assault" when someone would not do as they pushed and forcibly pushed people around. It's all on video. Now the man who said he was a judge. Wasn't he was in the single issue "referendum party"? No doubt a Gov't stooge party to weaken the anti-EU vote from the BNP and the effectless UKIP, English Democrats etc. The sooner the UK life raft fills with holes and starts to sink. The quicker the battleship EU will cast us adrift lest they be dragged down with us.. wotmnisnttkn
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12:23pm Tue 8 Mar 11

lankystreak2 says...

i was bankrupted for £850 in sheffield 3yrs ago for council tax.
so far it is up to £15k and counting.
i have to find the money by august or they will sell my home.
i have nothing but utter contempt for the judge & the parasitic lawers that have done this to me & my family.
good look with the rebellion... something needs to happen in this god-forsaken country.
i was bankrupted for £850 in sheffield 3yrs ago for council tax. so far it is up to £15k and counting. i have to find the money by august or they will sell my home. i have nothing but utter contempt for the judge & the parasitic lawers that have done this to me & my family. good look with the rebellion... something needs to happen in this god-forsaken country. lankystreak2
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12:33pm Tue 8 Mar 11

wotmnisnttkn says...

Sorry, my bad info on the "Judge".

Lankystreak. This case might help you.

"The Chief Executive of the council is advised by his legal team that their court case against the council tax rebel (me) is unwinnable lawfully because I have exposed the fact that the council have been breaking the law by issuing their own summonses"

http://www.ukcolumn.
org/articles/council
-tax-saga-calling-fa
vour
Sorry, my bad info on the "Judge". Lankystreak. This case might help you. "The Chief Executive of the council is advised by his legal team that their court case against the council tax rebel (me) is unwinnable lawfully because I have exposed the fact that the council have been breaking the law by issuing their own summonses" http://www.ukcolumn. org/articles/council -tax-saga-calling-fa vour wotmnisnttkn
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6:26pm Tue 8 Mar 11

fear your government says...

i live in york, but with the internet i knew it was happening.... unfortunately i could not make it over the pennines to support you all.
i want to thank every one of you for taking on this corrupt system and dont forget... dont fill in your census.....
i live in york, but with the internet i knew it was happening.... unfortunately i could not make it over the pennines to support you all. i want to thank every one of you for taking on this corrupt system and dont forget... dont fill in your census..... fear your government
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8:37pm Tue 8 Mar 11

Spiffy says...

Every other Census has locked away the data for 100 years. This time all the data and every scrap of your personal personal information will be made available..pretty much immediately on collection...to all 27 member nations of the EU.
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In direct contradiction to the HRA which has something in it about respect for privacy and family life...?
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Ah yes..."Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence."
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Oh hang on..."There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others."
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Ahuh ok...we have the right to privacy and family life unless the government can come up with an excuse it thinks we will believe. Riiiiight.
Every other Census has locked away the data for 100 years. This time all the data and every scrap of your personal personal information will be made available..pretty much immediately on collection...to all 27 member nations of the EU. ... In direct contradiction to the HRA which has something in it about respect for privacy and family life...? ... Ah yes..."Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." ... Oh hang on..."There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others." ... Ahuh ok...we have the right to privacy and family life unless the government can come up with an excuse it thinks we will believe. Riiiiight. Spiffy
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8:40pm Tue 8 Mar 11

Spiffy says...

Oooh..."HIS private and family life...HIS home and HIS correspondence."
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How the hell did Harriet Harperson let that slip through ?
Oooh..."HIS private and family life...HIS home and HIS correspondence." ... How the hell did Harriet Harperson let that slip through ? Spiffy
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5:37am Wed 9 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

Nurse!
Nurse! slumdogg
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2:03pm Thu 10 Mar 11

chris gy says...

God bless all of you who took part in the protest. You are an inspiration. Sorry I couldn't make it, but cannot express my admiration enough. I live in Grimsby where we are under the heel of one of the most inept and bullying councils in the UK.

We would love your help over here. Ray my email begins coz (it's on your list) let me know if you are interested.

Anyway as I said, fantastic effort all round. FTP
God bless all of you who took part in the protest. You are an inspiration. Sorry I couldn't make it, but cannot express my admiration enough. I live in Grimsby where we are under the heel of one of the most inept and bullying councils in the UK. We would love your help over here. Ray my email begins coz (it's on your list) let me know if you are interested. Anyway as I said, fantastic effort all round. FTP chris gy
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2:30am Fri 11 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

All of these people, and especially the local ones, should be sectioned.
All of these people, and especially the local ones, should be sectioned. slumdogg
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10:52am Fri 11 Mar 11

Spiffy says...

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act - George Orwell
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Regardless of anyone's opinion on the right or wrong it will be the law that ultimately decides the outcome here.
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If this were a straightforward case that the judge and court were acting entirely lawfully...and the protestors acting entirely unlawfully... then police ( in their capacity as enforcers of the law ) would have had the authority to clear the court thus allowing the case to proceed to lawful conclusion.
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Yet that didn't happen which raises logical query and the answer affects every single member of the UK population since we are all subject to the Law. We all have the right to know even if some don't particularly care for the answer or how it is obtained.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act - George Orwell ... Regardless of anyone's opinion on the right or wrong it will be the law that ultimately decides the outcome here. ... If this were a straightforward case that the judge and court were acting entirely lawfully...and the protestors acting entirely unlawfully... then police ( in their capacity as enforcers of the law ) would have had the authority to clear the court thus allowing the case to proceed to lawful conclusion. ... Yet that didn't happen which raises logical query and the answer affects every single member of the UK population since we are all subject to the Law. We all have the right to know even if some don't particularly care for the answer or how it is obtained. Spiffy
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3:22pm Fri 11 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

Fruitcake anyone?
Fruitcake anyone? slumdogg
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3:27pm Fri 11 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

These people aren't anti establishment. They are anti society. Look at the type of nutcase we have agreeing with them.
These people aren't anti establishment. They are anti society. Look at the type of nutcase we have agreeing with them. slumdogg
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10:15am Sat 12 Mar 11

bickyboy says...

Just as a matter of interest, Slumdog, who do you "agree" with? Do you "agree" that when we get sod all in return for our council tax but the timetable for another year's political gravy trains, we should simply carry on flocking with the rest of the woollybacks? Or maybe raise a peep of protest or two?
Just as a matter of interest, Slumdog, who do you "agree" with? Do you "agree" that when we get sod all in return for our council tax but the timetable for another year's political gravy trains, we should simply carry on flocking with the rest of the woollybacks? Or maybe raise a peep of protest or two? bickyboy
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9:15pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Roger Hayes says...

Roger Hayes, Wallasey says...
8:40pm Sat 12 Mar 11

As readers might gather from my user name... I am the Roger Hayes who is refusing to pay my council tax - because it is unlawful.

I do not hide behind a false name - I am proud to stand up for what I believe to be right.

I note that Jeff Green, leader of the council is big on rhetoric i.e. 'Nobody is above the law' - but seems to conveniently omit to mention that the core of this issue is that the council themselves are breaking the law... the word hypocrisy springs to mind.

I also note the Jeff Green jumps to the age old political tactic of pulling at the heart-strings - he says 'what about Sure Start' - Indeed Mr Green what about Sure Start ? Why are we paying a corporate executive £250 000 ? WHO voted for him?
And what about the junkets... the expenses, the waste... I could go on. In fact Mr Green not only could I go on... but I WILL go on to expose the lies deceit and corruption... until the people of the Wirral get a fair system of taxation that more correctly reflects the services that they receive.

Let's talk about waste fat cats and corruption... as well as Sure Start and Libraries MR GREEN.

The vast majority of council workers are good hard working peoiple who are worth every penny they get paid... but my gripe is not with them... it is with the corrupt party political system that has dominated our system of governance for far too long and who have, in a collective fashion, feathered their nests at our expense.

I am giving a presentation on the 22nd April at the Hollins Hey Hotel - New Brighton 7pm. If you want to find out the truth about why I am not paying my council tax... and why you should LAWFULLY withhold your tax... all are welcome. INCLUDING Mr Green, who I would suggest take his head out of his sanctimonious and patronising bottom and come and find out just why we are all so angry.

Come and listen to the people Mr Green - I dare you.

I regret that I am charging £10 for the evening - to cover costs, but I can promise the best £10 you will spend in a long time. Please call 0781 352 9383 to book a seat.

By not paying your council tax... you will force them to listen to your views... keep paying and they will ignore you.
Roger Hayes, Wallasey says... 8:40pm Sat 12 Mar 11 As readers might gather from my user name... I am the Roger Hayes who is refusing to pay my council tax - because it is unlawful. I do not hide behind a false name - I am proud to stand up for what I believe to be right. I note that Jeff Green, leader of the council is big on rhetoric i.e. 'Nobody is above the law' - but seems to conveniently omit to mention that the core of this issue is that the council themselves are breaking the law... the word hypocrisy springs to mind. I also note the Jeff Green jumps to the age old political tactic of pulling at the heart-strings - he says 'what about Sure Start' - Indeed Mr Green what about Sure Start ? Why are we paying a corporate executive £250 000 ? WHO voted for him? And what about the junkets... the expenses, the waste... I could go on. In fact Mr Green not only could I go on... but I WILL go on to expose the lies deceit and corruption... until the people of the Wirral get a fair system of taxation that more correctly reflects the services that they receive. Let's talk about waste fat cats and corruption... as well as Sure Start and Libraries MR GREEN. The vast majority of council workers are good hard working peoiple who are worth every penny they get paid... but my gripe is not with them... it is with the corrupt party political system that has dominated our system of governance for far too long and who have, in a collective fashion, feathered their nests at our expense. I am giving a presentation on the 22nd April at the Hollins Hey Hotel - New Brighton 7pm. If you want to find out the truth about why I am not paying my council tax... and why you should LAWFULLY withhold your tax... all are welcome. INCLUDING Mr Green, who I would suggest take his head out of his sanctimonious and patronising bottom and come and find out just why we are all so angry. Come and listen to the people Mr Green - I dare you. I regret that I am charging £10 for the evening - to cover costs, but I can promise the best £10 you will spend in a long time. Please call 0781 352 9383 to book a seat. By not paying your council tax... you will force them to listen to your views... keep paying and they will ignore you. Roger Hayes
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1:50am Sun 13 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

As users might gather form my user name...I am the slumdogg who thinks this bunch of anarcho/feudalist nutters should be locked up for their own good
As users might gather form my user name...I am the slumdogg who thinks this bunch of anarcho/feudalist nutters should be locked up for their own good slumdogg
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9:11pm Sun 13 Mar 11

Positive thinker says...

Hollins Hey Hotel,Was led to believe that
Hotel was quite upmarket mustn't be
The case,letting a bunch of clowns like
Mr.Hayes and co in don't think the hotels owners have thought that one thru most likely be bankrupt soon
Hollins Hey Hotel,Was led to believe that Hotel was quite upmarket mustn't be The case,letting a bunch of clowns like Mr.Hayes and co in don't think the hotels owners have thought that one thru most likely be bankrupt soon Positive thinker
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9:12pm Sun 13 Mar 11

Positive thinker says...

Hollins Hey Hotel,Was led to believe that
Hotel was quite upmarket mustn't be
The case,letting a bunch of clowns like
Mr.Hayes and co in don't think the hotels owners have thought that one thru most likely be bankrupt soon
Hollins Hey Hotel,Was led to believe that Hotel was quite upmarket mustn't be The case,letting a bunch of clowns like Mr.Hayes and co in don't think the hotels owners have thought that one thru most likely be bankrupt soon Positive thinker
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2:05pm Mon 14 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

Hollins Hey, upmarket? Not if you check the reviews on tripadvisor it isn't, positive thinker. It looks like just the kind of place these people belong in.
Hollins Hey, upmarket? Not if you check the reviews on tripadvisor it isn't, positive thinker. It looks like just the kind of place these people belong in. slumdogg
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2:10pm Mon 14 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

Here's a little sample from one of the reviews. Most of then go on for too long with big lists of shocking complaints.
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'I confronted the owner mr carruthers who was more combative and didnt seem to care.When i told him that it would have been nice to have been informed of this little matter he just had this blank look accross his face like he hadn't even thought about telling his paying customers.This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in,and i think fawlty towers looks like the ritz compered to this hovel.'
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There you go positive thinker!
Here's a little sample from one of the reviews. Most of then go on for too long with big lists of shocking complaints. . 'I confronted the owner mr carruthers who was more combative and didnt seem to care.When i told him that it would have been nice to have been informed of this little matter he just had this blank look accross his face like he hadn't even thought about telling his paying customers.This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in,and i think fawlty towers looks like the ritz compered to this hovel.' . There you go positive thinker! slumdogg
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