"Batman and Robin" target Willow Man

"Batman and Robin" target Willow Man

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A GROUP of fathers’ rights campaigners, including men dressed as Batman and Robin, descended on the Willow Man near Bridgwater this afternoon.

The group, who say they were part of the New Fathers 4 Justice group, arrived at the iconic statue off the M5 motorway at around 2pm today.

The campaigners, who say they want greater rights for fathers to see their children, attempted to peg a 10ft St George’s flag near the Willow Man with the words Vote English written on it, a reference to their support for the English Democrats political party. A spokesman for the group said the man dressed as Batman left the scene after a traffic officer arrived but it was not known what had happened to the man dressed as Robin.

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6:01pm Sun 14 Mar 10

BlackKnight_UK says...

These are not the actions of resposible parents!
These are not the actions of resposible parents! BlackKnight_UK
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7:39pm Sun 14 Mar 10

ashamed of sedgemoor dc says...

Precisely Blacknight_uk no wonder their partners left them if this is the mentality of this so called fathers group. LEAVE OUR WILLOW MAN ALONE & go play with your own toys batman & robin
Precisely Blacknight_uk no wonder their partners left them if this is the mentality of this so called fathers group. LEAVE OUR WILLOW MAN ALONE & go play with your own toys batman & robin ashamed of sedgemoor dc
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7:46pm Sun 14 Mar 10

Lydia Reid says...

If they were allowed to be parents they would not be there.
If they were allowed to be parents they would not be there. Lydia Reid
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7:49pm Sun 14 Mar 10

Lydia Reid says...

ashamed of sedgemoor dc wrote:
Precisely Blacknight_uk no wonder their partners left them if this is the mentality of this so called fathers group. LEAVE OUR WILLOW MAN ALONE & go play with your own toys batman & robin
It is heartbreaking that you show so little sympathy for the issue and so little understanding of the issue. Do you truly believe men do this to keep busy on mothers day.

They do this because they are not and do not want to be absent parents. They do this from frustration that they are not heard.
[quote][p][bold]ashamed of sedgemoor dc[/bold] wrote: Precisely Blacknight_uk no wonder their partners left them if this is the mentality of this so called fathers group. LEAVE OUR WILLOW MAN ALONE & go play with your own toys batman & robin[/p][/quote]It is heartbreaking that you show so little sympathy for the issue and so little understanding of the issue. Do you truly believe men do this to keep busy on mothers day. They do this because they are not and do not want to be absent parents. They do this from frustration that they are not heard. Lydia Reid
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8:40pm Sun 14 Mar 10

ashamed of sedgemoor dc says...

Lydia Reid I have complete sympathy with anyone who has gone through a marriage or relationship breakdown, but all through our lives WE ALL go through upheavels, often without the help or understanding of others... BUT we DO NOT all inflict our own problems on others.
These fathers groups would receive greater support if they spoke to people through the press etc rather than trespassing or vandalizing property as, for example, Fathers 4 Justice often do, causing great upheavel to others when roads are shut etc
Why, I wonder also, does this fathers group feel the need to associte itself with the English Democratic Party??
Lydia Reid I have complete sympathy with anyone who has gone through a marriage or relationship breakdown, but all through our lives WE ALL go through upheavels, often without the help or understanding of others... BUT we DO NOT all inflict our own problems on others. These fathers groups would receive greater support if they spoke to people through the press etc rather than trespassing or vandalizing property as, for example, Fathers 4 Justice often do, causing great upheavel to others when roads are shut etc Why, I wonder also, does this fathers group feel the need to associte itself with the English Democratic Party?? ashamed of sedgemoor dc
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12:03am Mon 15 Mar 10

mattybee says...

I admire these people for having the balls to actually do something about raising awareness for their cause. People who look down their noses at others and saying that they are basically crap parents are usually woman and wrong. I did not read anywhere in this report that the statue was damaged either. Where did that come from!? They would simply be ignored by trying to communicate through the press, but the biggest problem for them is that their press releases wouldn't even get printed! Come on people! They probably "associate themselves" with the English Democrats party because they are the only party who are interested in sorting out the many problems with with fading country. Have you looked at their website and researched them. They actually look pretty good.
I admire these people for having the balls to actually do something about raising awareness for their cause. People who look down their noses at others and saying that they are basically crap parents are usually woman and wrong. I did not read anywhere in this report that the statue was damaged either. Where did that come from!? They would simply be ignored by trying to communicate through the press, but the biggest problem for them is that their press releases wouldn't even get printed! Come on people! They probably "associate themselves" with the English Democrats party because they are the only party who are interested in sorting out the many problems with with fading country. Have you looked at their website and researched them. They actually look pretty good. mattybee
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10:48am Tue 16 Mar 10

Orzula says...

mattybee wrote:
I admire these people for having the balls to actually do something about raising awareness for their cause. People who look down their noses at others and saying that they are basically crap parents are usually woman and wrong. I did not read anywhere in this report that the statue was damaged either. Where did that come from!? They would simply be ignored by trying to communicate through the press, but the biggest problem for them is that their press releases wouldn't even get printed! Come on people! They probably "associate themselves" with the English Democrats party because they are the only party who are interested in sorting out the many problems with with fading country. Have you looked at their website and researched them. They actually look pretty good.
mattybee, Hastings, East Sussex says... People who look down their noses at others and saying that they are basically crap parents are usually woman and wrong.

That's a bit of an assumption isn't it? How do you know they are usually woman? I've heard lots of absent fathers say that the Fathers4Justice actions are wrong and give them a bad name...
[quote][p][bold]mattybee[/bold] wrote: I admire these people for having the balls to actually do something about raising awareness for their cause. People who look down their noses at others and saying that they are basically crap parents are usually woman and wrong. I did not read anywhere in this report that the statue was damaged either. Where did that come from!? They would simply be ignored by trying to communicate through the press, but the biggest problem for them is that their press releases wouldn't even get printed! Come on people! They probably "associate themselves" with the English Democrats party because they are the only party who are interested in sorting out the many problems with with fading country. Have you looked at their website and researched them. They actually look pretty good.[/p][/quote]mattybee, Hastings, East Sussex says... People who look down their noses at others and saying that they are basically crap parents are usually woman and wrong. That's a bit of an assumption isn't it? How do you know they are usually woman? I've heard lots of absent fathers say that the Fathers4Justice actions are wrong and give them a bad name... Orzula
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