Wednesday, 6 November 2013


I'm currently following Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson at the Old Bailey, fascinating, there is soooo much to come out!

However, it was Guy Fawkes' Night last night, a traditional night of celebration when we let off fireworks and light bonfires. It commemorates an attempt in 1605 to blow up our houses of parliament when our King was addressing it.

It is a somewhat ambiguous celebration. Originally the celebration was ordered to celebrate the escape of the King from assassination but over time Guy has attracted more and more sympathy and many modern English people see the festivities as an anarchist celebration that someone had the balls to have a go at our rulers.

Of course, if we were to try this today we would naturally get into trouble, but sometimes it is worth considering tweaking the political nose a bit!

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