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No Fireworks For Brexit – It’s All, By Law, Less Important Than Diwali or Chinese New Year

Isn’t this a lovely how d’ye do? 52% of the adult citizens of the country who voted, when allowed to do so, on the subject of leaving the European Union decided that yes, leaving was a really great idea. But we’ll not be allowed to set off fireworks that night, the 29 March, because the law as it stands thinks this regaining of our sovereignty – hey, even if you disagree with it that’s what it is – is less important than Diwali. Or Chinese New Year.

Obviously, it is less important than Bonfire Night, when we celebrate the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions, but still. Something should perhaps be done about this. Like, why not sign a petition?

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Add March 29th to the occasions fireworks are allowed until 1AM
Brexit day must rank at least as high as New Year’s Eve for a celebration.[/perfectpullquote]

Don’t know about New Year’s Eve and certainly less than Guy Fawkes, but yes, rather higher than those purely imported celebrations such as Diwali and Chinese New Year, don’t you agree? And we do rather seem to have the preponderance of the population on our side of this argument as well.

Currently the law is as this:

The law says you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for: Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight
New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am [/perfectpullquote]

Perhaps you’d like to have a little fireworks celebration on the evening /night of the 28th, as freedom approaches? Nope, you can’t, not ambling over into the actual day of celebration itself. Nor can you see out that first day of liberty with a few flashes and bangs. Brexit, not even as important as Diwali, eh?

Perhaps we might remind a few people how we feel about that.

Amusingly, the two groups who would support this are those currently with those special exceptions. Ask any Hindu or Chinee you care to – If you have this legal exemption for your special day can we have it too for our? The answer will almost certainly be yes. For that’s the way it generally works, it’s not the mullahs who complain about Peppa Pig it’s the terminally right on and woke who do.

Plus, of course, both gaining such an exemption and also celebrating with fireworks will annoy, intensely, the federasts. Which is rather the best in life, isn’t it? To crush the federasts, drive them before you and hear the lamentations of their women?

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5 years ago

Doesn’t feel right to think you have to bow your head to this sort of regulation. The people who do are the local authorities, but they aren’t going to want to celebrate something this divisive anyway.

That divisiveness is the bigger problem for private folk too – it’s a bit confrontational with your neighbours.

We shall see.

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