Jack Straw claims workplace Christmas decoration ban is ‘total nonsense’

Commons leader Jack Straw has spoken out on yet another weighty employment issue – tinsel.

Having backed the right of British Airways staff to wear the Christian cross, and slammed Muslims’ use of veils, Straw yesterday turned his attention to Christmas decorations.

Calls to ban Christmas decorations for fear of offending people of other religions were “total nonsense”, he told MPs.

“The simple truth is that my Muslim constituents and Muslim friends also wish to see Christmas celebrated,” he added.

A report from law firm Peninsula  this week claimed that three in four employers had banned Christmas decorations from their offices for fear of offending non-Christians.

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