The BBC's Have Their Say

My English compatriots, tis of course the day of St George tomorrow, whereby we will uphold the great English tradition on the 23rd of April of doing absolutely sod all to mark our Englishness, bar a bit of self debasement.

The BBC, funded entirely by the British tax payer likes to ask poignant and important questions, whilst putting across the public's views in an accurate and representative manner.

The BBC News websites infamous Have Your Say section is a victory for democracy, a shouting point for the mere commmon man, the lesser stature of liberal-eliticus-erecticus.

Here's the most recommended comment on the subject
I think it's about time we celebrated being English, for too long now it's been treated more or less as something to be ashamed of.
James Smith, Watford, United Kingdom
Call for St George's day article, has a representative little snippet of the BBC's Have Your Their Say:


Why of course dear chap! What dimwitts! The common man, know not whateth he do. But the BBC doeth.

12 Responses to “The BBC's Have Their Say”

  1. # Blogger pommygranate

    jonz

    'tis a good point.

    though who the hell wants to celebrate a story about a knight in shining armour rescuing a damsel in distress?

    even my 7 yr old bot thinks its a crock (and he still believes in Santa)

    here's my proposal

    Change the English National Day to July 15 - the day Magna Carta was handed to King John.

    now that's something we English folk can be really proud of.  

  2. # Blogger pommygranate

    that's 'boy' not 'bot'  

  3. # Blogger pommygranate

    youve given me an idea  

  4. # Blogger Granny Weatherwax

    The Scout/Guide movement celebrated St George's Day all through the period when it was most unfashionable, and they are now at the front of the celebrations in many towns.
    An east coast town yesterday.  

  5. # Blogger Tu s. Tin

    pommtgranate,
    why does everything always have to be sooo serious and rational alll the time?
    If your 7 year old thinks tales of knights and dragons is rubbish it's kind of sad.
    Those things are part of your history and it should be celebrated and remembered.
    merlin, castels.....
    maybe I will celebrate today for you and sit here in my prettist princess dress ... though I won't expect any knights to show up
    or dragons to be slayed since everything fun, magic and noble is just a crock - even to children  

  6. # Blogger jonz

    Thanks Pommygranate

    We desperately need to regain some decorum and a day to be genuinely proud to be English.

    granny wetherwax thanks for that. You just reminded me .. I bloody well forgot to go to Trafalgar Square after work for the coconut record attempt

    Tu s tin, I see your point.. So are you sitting their in your prettiest princess outfit?  

  7. # Blogger Granny Weatherwax

    Hi Jon, I couldn't go either. 5569 people would have been an even bigger record.  

  8. # Blogger Tu s. Tin

    as a matter of fact I am...well maybe not my prettiest..

    coconut clopping?  

  9. # Blogger pommygranate

    Tu s. Tin

    I dont see your point.

    My point is that there is not a lot English about St. George. He was an Anatolian from the Roman Empire. wtf has that got to do with England?  

  10. # Blogger Tu s. Tin

    well St. Patrick wasnt Irish either?
    do you have another day to celebrate dragon slaying knights then?
    My point is why can't you just have fun with it? why is it rubbish? If you don't want to particapate then don't ... but why put down a cause for merry making? Celebrate what ever day you want ... why do people wait to be told?  

  11. # Blogger Tu s. Tin

    You know over here there is always a big stink over columbus day.
    really he didnt even "discover" the united states. Italians feel proud he was Italian.... another group protests others crossed the atlantic first like vikings .... and still american Indians concider it a day of mouning ....
    everday is just something to fight over.

    now you have made me wonder though... just because he wasnt english? is that why you think it's a crock? do you think nothing, or no one from the outside world has played a part in your history?  

  12. # Blogger pommygranate

    Tus

    Call me old-fashioned, call me jingoistic, call me a patriot, but yes i would rather celebrate an Englishman on the English National Day.  

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