Posted by Radio5Live on November 05, 2005 at 23:41:46:
In Reply to: Re: 5/11/5 posted by James the First on November 05, 2005 at 20:14:34:
heard them discussing this on the Beeb last night. Bonfire night was regarded as being an anti-Irish affair for a considerable period. They sounded surprised that Guy Fawkes night wasn't taken down by the Race Relations Act.
Anti-Italian might have been more accurate really because they burnt effigies of the Pope on the bonfires - no Irish popes so far but then we used to own the Eurovision so you never know. Who would have thought - Poland, then Germany producing Popes?
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