Herr Brunstrom and his stormtroopers are a bunch of wankers.the police are supposed to help people go about their law abiding businessnot stop them by using some trumped up crime and disorder excuses.i guess what it comes down to is he doesn't want thousands of lawless, speeding, wheely popping, noisy, smelly bikers on HIS roads.
Was there any disorder last year? Probably not. I suspect that Wales police has forced them to cancel it because they do not like to have any bikers coming to Wales and riding in Wales. Rather than acting on "intelligence" about gang rivalry, I suspect the North Wales Police have a (secret) anti-biker policy in place to prevent any biker gatherings. So the event was cancelled because of "orders from above". Anyone sees the hand of Brunstrom in this?
Sorry lads, was typing and didn't see your posts. Same sentiment really. About biker gangs, maybe the North Wales Police have taken the Freebird movie too seriously?
I think that many a premiership footbal match has a potential for violence and disorder and they do not get cancelled.
What is particularly gutting is that the police cancels the show at the last minute, when many of the bills are paid, contracts signed, tents ordered etc. so a big financial outlay has already been made by the organisers. All they needed was people through the gate to get back their investment. Now they could face financial ruin. If the police had cancelled the show in January then this would not have happened. It seems a deliberate vindicative action by the police to cause financial hardship to the organisers, so they will not be able to field the show in future.
wide open till you see god....THEN BRAKE
The event could have gone on and the police wouldn't be able to do much about it, unless there was trouble and then the showground owners license would be in jeopardy.
The showground owners pulled the plug, the police just leant on them to do so.
As far as Rival gangs go there are non in Anglesey or indeed N.Wales, that I know of. In my town there are two bike clubs and they get along fine, there is also a club in caernarfon whom we get together with often and have a damn good piss up.
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Surely the showground owners would go ahead then????? The police must have made them think that there was no choice in the matter or why would they cancel? Soo much money has been lost for the organisers..
They bottled out basically, if they had let it go ahead and there had have been even a tiny punch up, their licence would be in jeopardy next renewal.
And if you knew what it was like to live in Anglesey you'd understand their refusal to upset the police.
maybe a huge show just "over the border" could be organised to rub PC hitlers face in it.?
local plod in notts/derbys wanted to cancel the rock and blues.
fortunately they didnt get their way.
and seldom is their trouble at any bike show / rally anyway.
keep an eye on www.rag-cymru.co.uk
Their taking donations to help the legal fund for the Organisers to take action. the main organiser may lose his house over this.
from an e-mail sent out by the Organiser (Steve):
red stripe_975 wrote (see)
maybe a huge show just "over the border" could be organised to rub PC hitlers face in it.?local plod in notts/derbys wanted to cancel the rock and blues.fortunately they didnt get their way.and seldom is their trouble at any bike show / rally anyway.
Erm what planet are you on? the Rock n Blues WAS cancelled this year, their licence was refused following representations from their local police!
The full application including all the objections was floating around on the www for a few days after the licence was refused, and made very interesting reading indeed.........
The Bulldog went ahead, with a police operation that has allegedly cost the council taxpayers of warwickshire £1.4 million - with all the armed riot squads and anpr and stop n search they made a grand total of 26 arrests (17 for offensive weapons mostly lock-knives or leathermans in toolits) and 9 for drugs) and it now emerges only 4 people have been charged.
We weren't going to the Anglesey Show this year but we are booked into a campsite on Anglesey anyway for the OH's birthday and we will still be going.
I believe as an alternative somethign has been arranged or the weekend on prvate land (no licence required and it belongs to the organisers) in Builth but I'll have to dig around for details for you.
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