Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand Shut Down

From the same country that refuses to let parents seek help for their ill child:

A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade.

Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London.

The girl was selling home-made lemonade to fans attending the Lovebox dance festival when she was fined.

The four officers approached the girl and began speaking in technical legal terms, telling her that her lemonade stand infringed on local business rights.

Halfway through the interaction with the officers, Spicer said his daughter burst into tears and said “I’ve done a bad thing, daddy. I’ve done something wrong.”

“I think initially she was a bit shocked and sad,” Spicer said. “And then I suggested we try it again with a permit. And she said: ‘Oh, it’s a bit scary.'”

  • Liberal Progressive

    That’ll teach her what government is for!

  • BillyHW

    Because there aren’t any foreign terrorists in Britain to catch.

  • terrence22

    From the Yahoo article (my capital letters)

    “The FOUR officers approached the girl and began speaking in technical legal terms, telling her that her lemonade stand infringed on local business rights.

    In a statement Friday, the council said it was “very sorry” about what happened and that its enforcement officers are expected to “show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly. This clearly did not happen.” ”


    • Alain

      Yes, all four for a 5 year-old child.

      • ntt1

        she might have snapped at any time and after all they are unarmed to safeguard muslim terrorists goods thing there were four or it might have gotten ugly.

    • She was packing heat.

      Like … a straw.

    • Blacksmith

      Good use of resources eh? At least she didn’t get angry, that would have gotten armed officers and swat sent to the scene.

  • LemonOfDoom

    Four officers, all whom seemingly had the same mindset, thought of fining a small, five-year-old girl, and did not think twice about it… That is low. Really low. Like, what “training” did these “officers” get int he academy?

    A FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL was selling some fucking lemonade, because why not. And you decided to intervene with legal-speak and make yourself look big and strong. What? Are you fucking daft or something?

    They should be fired for this. No, really. Like they had nothing else more important to do at the time. Jesus Christ.

    • Watchman

      Classic case of four council council officers being classic ‘Jobsworth’s.
      “Can’t let this slide love, it’s still against council regulations and not enforcing that would be more than my jobsworth.”

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Should have handed out pro-Sharia law pamphlets with those cups of lemonade
    and things would have been fine.

    • Gary

      Plus have a donation box to fund Hamas .

  • bargogx1

    It’s hard to believe the British authorities were able to take time and resources away from their very important work of hunting down the filthy “Islamophobes” to spare on this one little girl and her lemonade stand. It must have been a very high priority. Maybe they heard that she was somehow insulting Islam.

    • Frances

      Perhaps the lemonade was haram.

      • Watchman

        “We might be charging you with ‘Preparation of an acid mixture that could be used to throw in the faces of ex-girlfriends or uncovered females.’ Sulphuric acid or citric acid: all the same in the eyes of the law, miss.”

      • bargogx1

        I think you might be on to something. How dare she!

  • Blacksmith

    The govt WILL get its pound of flesh!