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A shocking lack of respect by the Daily Mail

This is how the daily mail marks the day of the funeral :


How very disappointing - I realise it's just their way, but surely some respect on this particular day would have been not too much to ask???

Re: A shocking lack of respect by the Daily Mail

Here is some of the text :

"A British cream cake company has been accused of a race-hate crime after it refused to halt its production line to mark the death of Poland’s president.

Management at Laurens Patisserie, which supplies eclairs for Tesco and Sainsbury’s, was forced to back down after Polish workers at the plant, who make up 70 per cent of the 1,600-strong workforce, tried to stage an impromptu shutdown.

The row began after Polish staff at the factory in Newark, Nottinghamshire, asked bosses if they could observe the brief moment of remembrance which was held across Poland last Sunday after President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and nearly 100 VIPs died in a plane crash in Russia the day before.
Tragic couple: Polish President Lech Kaczynski and wife Maria who died in a plane crash eight days ago

Tragic couple: Polish President Lech Kaczynski and wife Maria who died in a plane crash eight days ago

But managers at Laurens said they had not been given enough notice and refused.

One Polish worker, who did not want to be identified, said: ‘Some people asked if the line could be stopped for two minutes and were told no, but others stopped anyway and were threatened with being disciplined.

‘There were harsh words exchanged and it caused bad feeling, but since then it’s all got a little out of hand and some of the workers over-reacted, and so did the union guy. They kind of went nuclear.’"

Peter Wright - what a great pity you have published this on such a day...