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On 8 Feb 2009 at 5:05pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Lewes Bonfire- 7pm, Channel 4 tonight, Christianity: A History. Might be worth a watch.
 
 
On 8 Feb 2009 at 8:13pm exiledfromLewes wrote:
What did Ann Widdecombe say. She once signed an early day motion criticising Lewes Bonfire IIRC.
 
 
On 8 Feb 2009 at 9:31pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Missed it (damn) - was it any good?
 
 
On 8 Feb 2009 at 9:58pm Northern bigot wrote:
Widdicombe is on record for her opposition to the Lewes 5th. Despite talking to Ric Newth who told her it was Pope Paul V, and that Catholics take part in the processions. Her programmes intention was to prove that anti Catholicism still exists in Britain today! Cue fiery crosses and banners proclaiming No Popery etc
Later the top heavy tory and self confessed 61 year old virgin, appears at the firesite, bemoaning cries of "burn him" and telling us how upset she is that the Pope is trated in such a fashion! As ive always said it never ceases to amaze me how far some will travel to be "insulted"!
 
 
On 8 Feb 2009 at 10:01pm Northern bigot wrote:
That should be treated!!!
 
 
On 8 Feb 2009 at 10:15pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Not as if she was even born catholic. Bit like Saint Tony who didn't 'do' God when in number 10.
 
 
On 9 Feb 2009 at 7:52am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Converts are always the most zealous imo.
I wonder if Ric told her the Cliffe's fiery "No Popery" piece was carried by a Catholic for several years? She'd probably be on to the Vatican, trying to get him excommunicated.
 
 
On 9 Feb 2009 at 9:15am Pope Burner wrote:
Its available at channel 4 website - catchup tv.
 
 
On 9 Feb 2009 at 9:35am sashimi wrote:
Try the Channel 4 catch up service. Widdicombe's film on the Reformation is available there and the beginning at least is interspersed with scenes from Lewes on Bonfire night. I stopped watching after 5 minutes because it had so many simplistic howlers. As someone who is no longer Christian, this doesn't bother me much. But as a historian I am pissed off that the BBC have broadcast such a sloppy, biased and inaccurate account of an important historical transition. The use of scenes from Lewes to imply that protestantism is linked to the Klu Klux Klan is deeply dishonest. If Carol Thatcher was sacked for inappropriate remarks in the Green Room, Widdicombe should certainly be sent packing for broadcasting offensive rubbish.
 
 
On 9 Feb 2009 at 12:52pm Tam OShanter wrote:
I'm an old Lewes boy who went along to the Cliffe bonfire a few years back - great display, but several people started shouting FTP. A nasty sectarian slogan if ever there was one. That kind of stuff shouldn't be tolerated.
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On 9 Feb 2009 at 1:09pm Toque wrote:
Some bloke down the pub told me that there was a Catholic bonfire society in the 80s.
 
 
On 9 Feb 2009 at 3:03pm mr happy wrote:
I have just watched the programme on channel 4 .com catch up. I think that it was quite good and although I got the impression she found it upsetting because she became catholic 15 years ago and loves the pope her point was mainly that our country has been anti catholic at many points in the last 500 years and that kings and queens decided our religion. Only watched the bonfire bits as you can go forward and back which was lucky because I am not very interested in the whole of the programme


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