That bigoted twit blogger Archbishop Cranmer has gotten on his high horse again telling us that Bradford has banned St George’s day because of Muslims. Except that, er, it hasn’t.
A report on the Daily Telegraph says that Bradford council has post-poned the event due to health and safety reasons. Given the town’s troubled history, this isn’t surprising. Especially the BNP try and use any such event to stir up trouble.
Apparently though, according to Cranmer, its all the fault of the Muslims or the council people. Who probably are Muslim anyway. He adds: “Cranmer is still waiting to hear of the cancellation of Eid or Diwali celebrations, purely on â€˜health and safetyâ€™ grounds, you understand,” with typical pomp.
Health and safety reasons have nothing to with there being lots of Muslim people in one area. Clearly the event wasn’t cancelled because it would offend local Muslims, otherwise they wouldn’t hold it at another time.
The police do in fact close off Southall every year for Vaisakhi and Eid for health and safety reasons because too many idiots spend their time driving up and down Southall Broadway blaring their horns and flying religious flags.
And, hard as a pill this may be to swallow, St George’s day isn’t a big enough deal for most Britons:
The cross of Saint George flew over Downing Street on Wednesday, but efforts to urge the English to take more pride in their long-neglected national day fell mainly on deaf ears.
While Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the globe by the Irish, the remotely Irish and anyone else who fancies a jolly-up, Saint George’s Day just doesn’t seem to register in the same way — even in England.
The vast majority of English people would be extremely hard put to name the date of their national day, and most are more likely to know France’s July 14 Bastille Day or the July 4 holiday in the United States.
I’d be happy to have it as a national holiday. The more the better!
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