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Author Topic: Marylebone rail workers 'held lockdown baby shower' at closed station patisserie  (Read 629 times)
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« on: January 19, 2021, 05:17:46 pm »


In November, during lockdown, station staff at Marylebone held a non socially distanced baby shower.  How stupid can you get?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55717243
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 05:48:51 pm »

It's rare I say this, but words fail me.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 06:16:00 pm »

Presuming that the reports are accurate, and I strongly suspect that the reports ARE broadly accurate, then this is very shocking.
Prosecution should be considered IMHO.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 08:02:44 am »

It always amazes me that people record their foolish actions and then post stuff on social media, leading to their being identified and penalised. (Like the brain-dead man who parked his car on a level crossing.)
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 11:03:29 am »

The Mail Online is carrying a report which adds to the story ...

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A member of station staff is understood to have had keys to the Patisserie Valerie for 'security reasons' - but did not tell the chain that its outlet was being used.

Noting "is understood to" in that story ...
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 11:21:14 am »

The initially reported incident could be considered pretty serious but I have a suspicion that it would be trumped by https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55730459

Oddly there is no mention of any punishment meted out to the venue concerned who quite clearly should have asked* the officers to 'disappear'.

*And called the police if they declined to so do.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 11:43:00 am »

Oddly there is no mention of any punishment meted out to the venue concerned ...

As I read it, the venue / organisation is said to have been in lockdown with none of their staff around or knowing what was going on. Landlord's agents let themselves in and used it?   If I have read that right, and barring lack of care to secure the place by the venue, there's nothing I can see that they could have done wrong.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 11:45:39 am »

Oddly there is no mention of any punishment meted out to the venue concerned ...

As I read it, the venue / organisation is said to have been in lockdown with none of their staff around or knowing what was going on. Landlord's agents let themselves in and used it?   If I have read that right, and barring lack of care to secure the place by the venue, there's nothing I can see that they could have done wrong.

I think Bob is referring to the incident in the link he provided, not the one at Marylebone.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2021, 11:49:02 am »

Oddly there is no mention of any punishment meted out to the venue concerned ...

As I read it, the venue / organisation is said to have been in lockdown with none of their staff around or knowing what was going on. Landlord's agents let themselves in and used it?   If I have read that right, and barring lack of care to secure the place by the venue, there's nothing I can see that they could have done wrong.

I think Bob is referring to the incident in the link he provided, not the one at Marylebone.

Ah - OK - my bad.   Makes sense.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2021, 12:02:30 pm »

A significant number of police officers seem to take the view that "we make the rules, they dont apply to us" The law is meant to be made by parliament, but a lot of police seem to think that THEY make it.

BTW, it might be worth splitting this thread as two significant and different incidents are being disscussed.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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