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Message 21 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 17, 2008

Doesn't anyone else get fed up of it? If you're an Englishman that is?

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Nope! Our local Irish folk [and anyone else who wishes to join in the fun] will be having a right old knees up down our local this year, just like every other year.

There's music; singing; laughter and good natured banter. All without any nastiness or trouble. Who are we to begrudge anyone that?

The thing I've never understood with this country is why we make such a fuss over St Patrick's day yet don't celebrate St George's day.

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There were plenty of organised St George's Day events going on round our way last year. And plenty of English flags a-flying.

I'm sorry if you missed out on the celebrations due to lack of interest in your part of our green and pleasant land. May I suggest you chat with your local pub or parish council or district council about the possibilities of organising a St Georges Day event? Or better still, organise an event yourself!!!

It really is up to the English people; ALL ENGLISH PEOPLE - you included - to make a point of celebrating our National day. The more we make of it, the better for everyone! You never know:- if we, the English, made it such a special date in our annual diaries, popularity alone may mean we might just get another bank holiday out of it!

But it is really down to attitude. Just sitting back moaning because the Irish National Day is 'deemed' more important, without actually doing something positive towards highlighting the importance of St Georges day isn't going to change much, now is it?

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Message 22 - posted by Blade in Ireland, Mar 17, 2008

i tend to celebrate St Patricks day. but not to celebrate the day. just to head on out with the lads for a piss up.

dont celebrate St Georges day.... theres no marketing drive behind it so it doesnt get celebrated.

im not British, Irish, English, Welsh, Scottishor European.

im a Yorkshireman and proud. lets have a Yorkshire day. i'll celebrate that.

imagine it. Yorkshire Pudding events, local brewary beers in marquees. it would be class.
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Message 23 - posted by Mr_Secretary230, Mar 17, 2008

Your not a very good Yorkshireman then Blade as there is a Yorkshire Day.

en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Keep up to date...;)

Sec230
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Message 24 - posted by U4357578, Mar 17, 2008

Yes, pigeon fancying, best cabbage competition, see who can throw the flat cap the farthest competition, whippet show and last but not least Pontefract cake display....


Grand<ok>
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Message 25 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 17, 2008

Your getting confused with the WI / village fete, Jonah <laugh>

Come on then folks, what will you be doing on April 23rd to show your Nationalism????

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Message 26 - posted by Mr_Secretary230, Mar 17, 2008

Nottingham Castle for us Tettie ..<ok>


www.indymedia.org.uk...


Also a Concert of English music at night in the Albert Hall.

Sec230
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Message 27 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 17, 2008

Nottingham Castle for us Tettie ..<ok>


www.indymedia.org.uk...


Also a Concert of English music at night in the Albert Hall.

Sec230

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That looks cool Mr Sec. Doing a similar thing if the weather is nice ...
www.english-heritage...

Oh! Yeah! And the pub on Wednesday to drink a toast to old George. Oh! Hang on! I'm banned from the pub. Bugger!
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Message 28 - posted by Mr_Secretary230, Mar 17, 2008

Your page will not load Tet. :(

Our St Patricks parade has just set off and will go to the Market Place soon. see on the webcam

www.bbc.co.uk/nottin...


Sec230
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Message 29 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 17, 2008

Your page will not load Tet. :(


Sec230

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Bum! Try it again later, but it's to be held at Wrest Park, Silsoe near Luton.




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Message 30 - posted by Blunt Baiter (Adey), Mar 17, 2008

Exactly, I'm sure most Muslim's couldn't give a toss who celebrates what, when or where. They go about their business, as do non-Muslims. Meanwhile, under Labour-Britain, the people that advise ministers on what is or is not acceptable, or appropriate, are, I think you'll find, white, English upper-middle-class and aged between 35-50.

They will generally be public sector paid, or part of a 'not-for-profit' charitable organisation that is given too much of a voice, and be paid somewhere between 50,000 and 120,000 for their views and imparting their poorly informed advice.

Unfortunately, the flag of St.George in 'their' view has become too aligned to that of the far-right. The fact is, it is not their 'logo', it is a flag of England and we should all take some pride in that fact.

If people of any religious or political denomination do not want to take an element of pride in it, they should consider residing in country where they feel more able to do so. Unfortunately, the sort of person I've described about would probably try to do the same to their new place of residence, or join a similar movement aimed at doing so.
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Message 31 - posted by nonemoreblack, Mar 17, 2008

Meanwhile, under Labour-Britain, the people that advise ministers on what is or is not acceptable, or appropriate, are, I think you'll find, white, English upper-middle-class and aged between 35-50.

They will generally be public sector paid, or part of a 'not-for-profit' charitable organisation that is given too much of a voice, and be paid somewhere between 50,000 and 120,000 for their views and imparting their poorly informed advice.


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Quite. And these same people will accuse folk of being 'racist' if they dare express doubts about immigration. Never mind that they will usually live in nice, leafy, immigrant-free suburbs. While most of the poor white people, who live next door to the immigrants through no choice of their own, actually show a surprising tolerance!
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Message 32 - posted by Blunt Baiter (Adey), Mar 17, 2008

Oh of course, God (sorry - that implies certain religious inclinations) Help anybody using terminology like illegals, asylum seekers, foreigners, immigrants. Don't forget, an entire industry of highly paid white middle class people (civil servants and quango-funded bodies) now exists.

They need to keep making an 'issue' out of all this, because, if it all slipped off the public agenda, how would they fund a 300,000-400,000 mortgage for the neat little house in the countryside down Tunbridge Wells? If their advice was no longer heeded, if they could no longer print their glossy 'diversity booklets', and 'big up' community segregation / 'lack of opportunity', they'd all have to go back to their jobs as administrators (18-25k or so) in H.R Departments across the country.

Meanwhile, a majority of communities across the land mix very nicely thankyou, with Polish people working hard and joking happily with the traditional 'English bloke'. These do-gooders want to focus a little more on the ever-more-prevalent "Underclass" of white, scummy drug taking Brits who think working in a hotel or a car wash is beneath them. That's where their future potential rioters/looters/criminals are merrily breeding.
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Message 33 - posted by Blunt Baiter (Adey), Mar 17, 2008

I propose a network of massive asylum/holding centres as close to some of the poshest addresses in the Home Counties as possible. Meanwhile, the current asylum centres plaguing the likes of Margate and other 'not so salubrious' towns across the UK could be made into nice park and opens space of high quality urban realm for 'real people' to enjoy. Afterall, the elite have large enough gardens not to want to go to a public park (and rarely walk anywhere or use public transport) so they shouldn't object to a few new prison-type structures down the bottom of the local valley.
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Message 34 - posted by ROBERTSMATE, Mar 17, 2008

and the brits didnt and still arnt killing innocent ppl around the world ? yeah right !
most hated force and nation worldwide
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