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  • ross1948 1:31 pm on November 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , British sovereignty, Guy Fawkes, ,   

    Guy Fawkes? A Brexit Festival! 


    Many Brits probably don’t realise that what they celebrate tonight, with bonfires and fireworks, is fundamentally a proto-Brexiteering event, in that wicked old Guido was aiming to place Britain under a Continental supranational authority, namely the 17th century Papacy.

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    Till recently, many bonfires had an effigy of the Pope atop the flames!

    In those days, 1605, the Pope was seen by most Brits, post-Reformation, as a threat to sovereignty.

    That’s why Mr. Fawkes and his co-conspirators were put to death, for treason, not for their religion per se.

    These days, after three years of watching at least half their parliamentarians engaged in manoeuvres little short of consorting with the enemy in Brussels…

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    treason

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    ….many participants in tonight’s fiery fun may think that blowing up the House of Commons may not have been such a bad idea.

    Yet surely a better idea is to introduce referenda as a regular part of the UK’s constitutional arrangements?

    Swiss-style direct democracy is the way forward, a means of putting uppity MPs in their deservedly lowly place!

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    However, tonight, British patriots should make the most of it, and cheer as dummy Guys…

    Heil Soros! Unspeakable Guy Defends Plutocrat Med….

    Guy-Verhofstadt

    ….go up in smoke!

    PS.

    Having said all that, sometimes the old customs have a lingering appeal!

    Dope Spurns My Plan – Castelgandolfo, Open To Tourists, NOT ‘Migrants!’ 

    Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at Vatican

    Hey, Dope Francis, Bring Your Pedo-Priest To Justice

     
    • Vicki 4:32 pm on November 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I remenber you had that idea a year ago, I think.
      I like it but a big papier mache Bercow would be more fun, to celebrate his replacemrnt by a man who MUST be more trustworthy and pattiotic.

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    • Brian Goodchild 5:28 pm on November 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Both The Dope and Ghastly Ghastly Guy would look good on top of a bonfire ( they wouldn’t ever look good anywhere else!) but I am not taking down the cardboard Bojo we made.

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  • ross1948 10:42 am on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Guy Fawkes,   

    Guy Fawkes Rehabilitation Night? 


    Back in The Old Country, on 5th November every year, there are bonfires and fireworks to celebrate the failure of some conspirators to blow up the Palace of Westminster ( better known as Parliament) in 1605.

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    In view of how the majority of MPs now appear to be eager to betray the British people’s referendum vote for freedom, I wonder if the celebrants these days might be thinking more in terms of honouring ‘The Guy,’ rather than burning him in effigy.

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    Guy Verhofstadt

    Heil Soros! Unspeakable Guy Defends Plutocrat Meddling! 

    Ooops, wrong Guy photo…though seeing lots of effigies of that blathering Belgian go up in smoke would be an inspiring sight!

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    Then again, in many parts of the country, it used to be not Mr. Fawkes that was thus set on fire but the ‘Bishop of Rome whom some call Pope.’

    Given the record of The Abominable Argie who currently holds that position…

    Hey, Dope Francis, Bring Your Pedo-Priest To Justice! 

    …not just in his highly questionable handling of the ‘pedophile priests’ scandal but also in his callous disregard for the safety of the people of Europe, especially women and girls..

    Dope! “Prioritise Migrants’ Dignity Over National Security!”

    Argie Dope’s Selective Prayers! 

    I rather hope we may see a revival of that grand old tradition.

     
    • Edward Lamont 4:07 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I see the Anti-Brits are burning Boris in effigy, so reappraisals of who goes on the bonfire are the ‘in’ thing this year.
      Francis of Rome is one possibility,
      in keeping with history as you correctly state.
      But after what I’ve been reading about Theresa May’s “secret” sell-out to Brussels, keeping us in the Euro-Customs Union, to appease Dublin, there’s only one effigy we should be burning.
      That’s the traitor at Number Ten Downing Street.

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      • Noreen Paterson 8:15 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Some ‘secret,’ if all the newspapers know about it.

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    • Vanessa Reilly 5:16 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, the Pope is a dope, and a danger.
      Nevertheless, the top name on every British patriot’s list for burning in effigy on top of every bonfire must be the arch-traitor, Theresa May.

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    • Jacko 5:24 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I’m making our guy transgender and calling her Theresa!

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    • Eric Richards 6:23 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You might not have noticed but here in the town of Battle, on a chilly Sussex Saturday, they had an early bonfire attended by thousands, at which the guy set on fire was not The traditional Guy Fawkes and not the Pope either.
      Last weekend that small town set us an example well worth following, an effigy of Theresa May burning brightly and then, I am reliably informed, exploding, to the loud cheers of the crowd!

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      • Penny 7:59 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I read about that MAY-burning and was delighted.
        She will go down in history as the worst ever Prime Minister.

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    • Mack the Knife 9:46 pm on November 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Nothing to disagree with in any of the comments on this, but burning her in effigy is just an evening’s fun.
      We have to force her out before she does her deal with Brussels.

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  • ross1948 1:23 am on November 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: British history, Guy Fawkes, Indonesian sunshine, November, , seasons, , , UK weather,   

    Fifth of November? Hard To Remember! 


     

    Guy Fawkes’ Night looms up, bonfires and fire-works, though all, these days, carefully supervised, in the New Nanny-State.

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    None of that here in Jakarta, alas, and to be honest it’s hard to remember this is actually November at all.

    I once asked a posh but very nice English lady, part of the ‘Embassy Crowd,’ as they’re known here, what she missed, if anything, about The Old Country, expecting maybe ‘proper fish and chips,’ a dearly-loved dish which is unobtainable in Indonesia except in the most up-market hotels.

    She astounded me by replying “The seasons.”

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    If there’s one thing I DO NOT EVER miss, it’s the British Winter, snow turning to slush, wet, cold, grey, miserable, although studded with brief outbreaks of delight, Hallowe’en, Guy Fawkes, Christmas, Hogmanay.

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    • Spring’s not so cruelly cold, but, like Summer, is prone to rain, unpredictable rain that makes every outing planned an exercise in crossed fingers.
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    • Autumn? No, as it’s merely a darkling prelude to Winter.

    Canadian Fall, yes, golden brown leaves, but UK Autumn, no thanks.

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    No, for me, the prospect of another hot day when I wake up is always an inspiration, even when there are no gallivants planned.

    Like this idle Thursday just begun, no parties to go to, nobody to hang out with, no guests expected, not till Friday’s visitor.

    Yet it’s nice to think of Guy Fawkes Night and what it represents.

    Not that I’d blow up the House of Commons.

    There are about thirty or forty MPs who don’t deserve that, men and women who are worth their salt, and thus it would be immoral to do so.

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    • But it’s useful to recall that Fawkes and his comrades devised their traitorous scheme because they put sectarian allegiance before their duty to King and Country.

    For that disloyalty alone, never mind the bomb plot, I’d say they got what was coming to them.

    History is a good thing to learn from.  

     

     

     
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