Well that escalated quickly.
It began with a plan by City of York Council to introduce the Purple Flag scheme to curb stag and hen parties and make the city safer at night.
But according to Middlesbrough-based news website Teesside Live that amounts to York ‘declaring war on rowdy Teessiders flocking to stag and hen parties in ancient city’.
Not surprisingly, that led to some robust comments by readers. Here are just some of the comments the article provoked…