When I was a kid having a birthday 3 days before Guy Fawkes was awesome.
Until the wowsers started their slippery slope of bans.
First they called for the banning of bangers like Tom Thumbs and Double Happies, then they moved on sky rockets.
Now not content with all that they are now looking at a full ban of all fireworks.
Limits should be placed on when fireworks can be used, not just when they are purchased, the Fire Service has told Parliament.
A Parliamentary select committee is considering a 25,000-signature petition calling for a total ban on the private use of fireworks.
The Fire Service’s national advisor on risk management Todd O’Donoghue told the committee this morning that if it did not agree to a ban, there were other measures that could reduce the harms of fireworks.
He said fireworks were being used all year round, not just at Guy Fawkes, and Parliament could introduce restrictions on when they could be set off. Read more »