Every years some busybody wants to ban fireworks.
Eventually they will win, they will just grind the politicians down.
It is all about foisting their beliefs on the rest of the population, even some of my commenters agree, that we should sit for hours in traffic, struggle to find a carpark to sit at a big display in a park or stadium somewhere for 30 minutes to go wow…instead of having a BBQ, enjoying our backyards or beaches and then celebrating something that is actually our heritage and history.
Imagine if we had people wanting to stop Christmas or Easter or Ramadan.
Why should Guy Fawkes become the preserve of the corporates who can afford the large displays.
Imagine all the kids who will the joy of writing their names in teh air with sparklers.
These wowsers need to get a grip…they always want to remove things because of danger…well, when are they going to start calling for the banning of cars, boats, swimming, rugby, hunting and every other enjoyable past time with a risk attached?
When will they interfering stop, if ever?
Of course the Herald saw this as vitally important so they put their senior reporter ‘Tainted’ Fisher on the job.
This year, it may just be Parliament which torches Guy Fawkes Day.
A ban on the personal sale of fireworks – which went on sale yesterday – is to be considered by a parliamentary select committee this Wednesday, November 5 – Guy Fawkes Day.Â Read more »