Friday, November 28, 2008

As Advent approaches...

...here are some news snippets about Britain today. I have not made up any of these.

- A town in Dorset where it has long been traditional for a local (17th century) militia to fire blanks from their muskets over the Christmas Tree has banned the practice on the grounds that the noise may frighten some children.

- A town has not put up any Christmas lights because going up the necessary ladders etc to do would would constitute a "health and safety risk" for the workmen.

- Young teenagers are to be given abortion pills in a pre-Christmas package, on the grounds that they will be sexually active at Christmas parties, and abortion drugs should be distributed well in advance.

- Police at a seaside resort will be handing out contraceptives to people at local pubs and clubs over the Christmas season.

Dear Lord, what has become of our country?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The reenactment group in Wimborne was formed 10 years ago to revive the custom of musket firing, it's not an unbroken 400-year-old tradition.

Anonymous said...

Socialism.

Socialism has happened to your country.

Anonymous said...

Oh Joanna, I wish you had not written that. It's brought on a hot flush.