On 6 Jun 2012 at 9:51am brixtonbelle wrote:
I know I am repeating myself, but I really think we need a celebration of us - the ordinary folk. Here's what I wrote on an earlier thread. Any takers ?
There is not one single bank holiday that celebrates the british people as a whole. I'd really like a workers day to pay tribute to all the hard working ordinary people of this country, the millions of whom keep the place going. The wealth they have brought to this country is immense. It cannot be measured.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 10:18am Southover Queen wrote:
Isn't that what the May Day holiday was supposed to be about, BB? There was the predictable backlash about it being a commie conspiracy etc, and the link seems to have been buried.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 10:36am someone else wrote:
It is indeed ironic that even in the States, home of the most rampant destruction of worker's / people's rights, they still celebrate Labor Day with enthusiasm.
But as SQ says, that's what May Day ought to be.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 11:38am sceptic wrote:
How about two bank holidays brixtonbelle. One to celebrate the hard working people of great britain and another one to celebrate the scoungers and hangers on. In fact the jubilee could have been held in two parts for exactly the same reason.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 12:05pm Southover Queen wrote:
There are many who would say that we have just spent four days celebrating the scroungers and hangers on.
Obviously I wouldn't say any such thing.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 12:44pm Mr Forks wrote:
May Day is the traditional workers holiday. However Daily Mail readers and other casual fascists/racists deemed it to be a communist celebration. It's always the right wing nutters that spoil the workers fun!
On 6 Jun 2012 at 2:32pm Sceptic wrote:
With a pen name like yours Southover Queen you obviously would not say such a thing. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink say no more. Ha Ha.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 2:34pm Southover Queen wrote:
Some Queens are born, Sceptic, while some earn the title.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 2:35pm Noodle wrote:
Perhaps the benefit claimers could come out and celebrate the hard working people who pay their taxes?
On 6 Jun 2012 at 3:53pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Today is the anniversary of D-day. 6th. June 1944. When thousands of our men, along with the US, Canadaian and Commonwealth troops invaded Europe to ultimately rid us of the Nazis and allows the freedoms we enjoy today
On 6 Jun 2012 at 6:08pm Sceptic wrote:
Well said Jim, perhaps we can end all this bickering about the royal family and think of the men and woman who gave us the freedom we enjoy today. I have been all over the world and I must admit I never feel so safe as when I tread on British soil.
On 6 Jun 2012 at 11:54pm grafter wrote:
I wonder if those brave souls would think their sacrifice was worth it when they look at the state of Britain now? Interesting that the flypast for the coronation comprised 168 aircraft as opposed to 18 yesterday.
I am sure there are lots of hard working people in this country but as a nation we are slipping further behind our historic rivals.
On 7 Jun 2012 at 1:56am Expat two wrote:
Bugger - I've just up-voted everything I meant to down-vote, & vice-versa.
On 7 Jun 2012 at 11:55am Clifford wrote:
Expat two - so I just voted your comment up as a consolation prize.
On 7 Jun 2012 at 12:15pm Mr Forks wrote:
I've just voted it down to be annoying!
On 7 Jun 2012 at 12:34pm Southover Queen wrote:
I've got a little fan who follows me round down-voting everything I say. Quite flattering really.
On 7 Jun 2012 at 12:39pm Mr Forks wrote:
I just voted you up
On 7 Jun 2012 at 3:18pm brixtonbelle wrote:
I thought Cameron wanted to get rid of May Day ?
On 7 Jun 2012 at 3:29pm Southover Queen wrote:
(Aw thanks Mr Forks...!)
On 7 Jun 2012 at 8:01pm bastian wrote:
Cameron is not one of us, he's one of them..the others, those who are born to rule, or so he thinks.
On 11 Jun 2012 at 3:03pm Have your own fun wrote:
Why the hell do we all need a pat on the back and another flaming day off ! Let's get this country moving stop the dole and open soup kitchens!