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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Knobheads - Braehead Shopping Centre

Congratulations to the Braehead shopping centre for winning my prestigious "Knobheads" award.

For why?

Just ask  Chris White who was on a shopping trip there and tried to take a photo of his 4 year old daughter.

A security guard told him it was illegal to take pictures in the centre, and a spokesperson for Braehead said it wanted to "maintain a safe and enjoyable environment" for shoppers.

It seems that the shopping centre was trying to invoke the Terrorism Act.

When Mr White protested that the pictures were solely of his daughter, and that he had already posted a couple to his Facebook page, the police were called.

They pointed out to Mr White that there were signs saying "no photographs", and allegedly threatened to take away Mr White's phone.

Mr White has now launched a Facebook campaign to boycott the shopping centre, feel free to pop over to the campaign page.

Oddly enough, since the fuss became public, Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC (who own the centre) have confirmed that they will be changing the photography policy at the 11 directly owned centres and that at the other 3 centres, which are owned in partnership with other companies, they will be discussing with their partners the policy change and recommending that it be adopted.

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  1. Oh yes the security threat coverall; another one of Nannys "Just do as you're told without question or we'll have you" coveralls....The others being child protection, climate change, minority rights and race relations.

    I suspect this security guard was wearing Nanny's favourite fetish item; Hi-Viz.

    Isn't it amazing how quickly these companies back down once the light of publicity is put onto them?

    This also shows how dangerous broad sweeping legislation can be; too many jobsworths, including plod, use such legislation to justify their own agendas, which is all too often completely different to the original purpose of the laws.

    Let's hope the boycott works although it may well be more funny to organise a mass photographic session in the centre; that may well drive the hi-viz fools to breaking point.

    Just laugh at Hi-Viz.

  2. Anonymous11:28 AM

    This was one of the stories that appeared on the BBC news website for which readers can leave comments.
    From the hundred or so comments I read I was shocked to see that almost everyone came out in favour of the security guard and the police. The usual drivel was written; ‘How would you feel if it were your daughter being photographed?’, ‘No photograph to be taken signs were clearly displayed’, ‘Rules are rules’. ‘What about the children’, etc…..

    Have the general public really become that stupid?

    The excuse given by the owners of the shopping centre for having a no photo rule was to ‘protect the privacy of their clients’.
    So what about the hundreds of CCTV cameras installed in the centre then?

    Another thing that surprised me was that the Government did not use their odious powers to shut down Twitter when it became clear that 20,000 people ‘liked’ Mr White’s blog. Surely that constitutes civil unrest?

  3. David J Hilton11:47 AM

    Why is it every time some dunderhead is given a uniform, they are turned into a power crazy despot that would have even made Adolf Hitler look for inspiration?

  4. "Dunderhead":)

    Love it, haven't used that word for yonks!

    I will use it more often!

  5. David J Hilton6:53 PM

    That's fine by me Ken!

  6. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells10:32 PM

    Anonymous said:
    "So what about the hundreds of CCTV cameras installed in the centre then?"

    And are those who watch the CCTV monitors vetted? Are there any checks to ensure they don't take home images of kids to drool over?

    No, didn't think so.

  7. Lord of Atlantis12:37 PM

    'A security guard told him it was illegal to take pictures in the centre, and a spokesperson for Braehead said it wanted to "maintain a safe and enjoyable environment" for shoppers.'

    It would be a safe and enjoyable environment if people were allowed to photograph their own children, without molestation from the local S.S er, sorry, security guards! Even more so, if these jobsworths kept their noses out of other peoples business! How typical of today's police to automatically side with these jobsworths, instead of actually finding out the facts! It is also typical, asyou point out, Tonk, how quickly these "authorities" back-pedal when their antics become public knowledge! 'They don't like it up 'em!' (Corporal Jones, "Dad's Army").