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Georgiansilver A worrying circular from a folk club (130* d) RE: A worrying circular from a folk club 10 Jul 14

There is nothing racist in the circular... there is a mention of Gypsies of course but there are two types considered gypsies in the UK. The Romany Gypsies who originated in Romania and the 'travellers' who are largely borne from the 'hippies' and 'beatniks' of the 1960s. The latter from my experience are the ones who cause most trouble. We had a Gypsy funeral here around two years ago (travellers not Romanies) with Ford Transit vans and large engined cars lining the streets and many people decided to stay at home for the day for two reasons... the first that some of them are known to be violent when drunk and others to break into unoccupied houses. I personally believe that people should be allowed to take precautions of any sort they see fit for any reason.... We should be free to decide what we do and when we do it as long as it is within the law..... Sadly laws are changing to take away our basic human rights and will go on doing so as long as people are ready to criticise others for making what they see as sensible decisions!

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