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October - what a great time for a bank holiday.

When it will, in all probability, be cold and wet. And what is more, the grim coalition (unions and various busybodies) behind this wants us to have this day not that we might visit obscure relatives, lounge around on the beach or slump in front of a Bond film on TV, but rather that we should "celebrate and promote community activity and involvement". I am not making this up.

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:55 pm

Well, I wouldn't be opposed to spending,say, 40 minutes at the community stocks, jeering and hit the malfeasants' heads with rotten tomatoes, little badly-tied bags of used cat litter that would burst on impact, and so on.

Then I might amble down to a town square to watch a couple of lethal injections on an outdoors giant screen TV. It might be fun to watch the three-legged races of BBC reporters partnered with, say, kangaroos. I can see that "community involvement" might have its moment.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:07 pm

That sounds rather more entertaining than what the TUC must be envisioning.  

Blogger hatfield girl said... 2:55 pm

Diwali day! Should it have the full 5 day celebration? It's a splendid idea.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:14 pm

Interestingly, the Hindus don't press their holidays on the community at large at all. That's because they're confident and successful - like the Jews, who also don't try to get everyone else involved in Chanukka. Both prefer to celebrate their holidays around other people of their own ilk who actually understand what the holidays are about.

Unlike the muslims, who not only whine for muslim holidays to be hammered onto our traditional holidays, but also want their Dark Ages laws applied.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:49 pm

OTOH, part of the community involvement could be going to stonings,hangings of homosexuals from high cranes, and beheadings! Fun for the whole family to enjoy!  

Blogger James Higham said... 8:52 am

Tim Worstall begs to differ.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:57 am

Indeed he does, and he makes a good case too, doesn't he?.  

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