Anger over ‘Scrooge’ fes­tive jumper ban

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THE boss of a minibus firm has been crit­i­cised for ban­ning his driv­ers from wear­ing Christ­mas jumpers.

Driver Mike Os­born, 68, pic­tured, was told to change out of a fes­tive wool­lie with a Christ­mas pud­ding on be­cause be­cause it might up­set chil­dren with special needs. He was told to make sure he wore the of­fi­cial grey shirt and tie but says the rule is ‘stupid and daft’.

He added: ‘It’s like some­thing Scrooge would do.’

Peter Bry­den – di­rec­tor of Pete’s Air­link, a minibus firm which serves Portsmouth and pro­vides school runs for chil­dren in­clud­ing those with special needs – de­fended his ban.

He said he wasn’t against Christ­mas but the firm needed to be con­sid­er­ate of chil­dren with special needs: ‘We don’t want to do any­thing that might up­set them.’

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