05 November, 2005

A people's celebration, a thanksgiving, a display of allegiance

Yes, it's bonfire night! A time when the people in Great Britain celebrate the deliverance of the King from a plot to blow him and parliament up (and the inevitable uprising that would have followed), give thanks for the foiling of the plot and display their allegiance to the constitutional monarchy.

A people's celebration because many people buy their own fireworks and burn them themselves rather than go to displays as the killjoys want, all in the name of safety. Obviously idiots cannot be trusted with fireworks, but can they be trusted with anything. People can go to displays but why can't they do both?

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