A Polish taxi driver from Stratford-upon-Avon has been asked to remove the sticker combining the Union Jack and Polish flag in his car window. Forty-four years old cabbie, Greg Rojewski was told that his label is now banned because the Stratford-upon-Avon council received a single complaint about the stickers.
Polish-born Greg has been living and working in Stratford-upon-Avon since 2004 and put the union jack and polish flag sticker in his taxi three years ago. Greg said it was meant to indicate to his passengers that he can speak both the English and Polish languages. Stratford-upon-Avon District Council ordered him to remove the sticker saying that it’s not appropriate to display stickers like that.
Greg said: ‘It is unfair to ban me from displaying the flags. I will consider it as discrimination. There are other taxis with some additional flags on the back window, but I am the one who is told to remove my sticker.
He added: The sticker isn’t political, I had it made to help Polish customers who might struggle with speaking English. The sticker also shows the lifelong friendship between Poland and the United Kingdom.
Stratford-upon-Avon District Council defended the ban and said Greg should have written to them for permission before displaying the sticker it in his taxi.