Thursday, April 27, 2006

One to wind up the loonies

Numptie will be so annoyed that he didn't get this first. Serves him right for not reading the Guardian. But this will really wind up the loonies at the Cross of St George. The campaign to replace St George as the patron saint of England with someone more saint-like and slightly more English. The case is irrefutable if you look at the facts. But as David McKie points out:

"Demands appear every mid-April for George to be replaced by someone in the same exemplary league as Andrew of Scotland, David of Wales and Patrick of Ireland. But by then it's too late to get anything changed. The time for campaigning is now, when there are still 361 days left to dump him before next year. "

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8 Comments:

Blogger Numptie said...

I want to be the first to advocate a replacement for St. George as patron saint of England - why not have someone who is alive for a change, I nominate Lord Bath a really whacky character who would do a BLOODY good job!

Thursday, April 27, 2006  
Anonymous deviousdiva said...

How about not having a patron saint at all ?

Thursday, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Cliff said...

we've got a german queen, swedish football manager, scottish prime minister and a home secretary from Vulcan so St George would seem to be the least of our worries!

signed
mightydragonslayeroffairalbion
c/o cross of st george

Friday, April 28, 2006  
Blogger skipper said...

My suggestion would be Simon de Monfort, who, whilst controversial, was allegedly responsible for various miracles in his lifetime and certainly raised the banner of resistance to bad government. He was also, a very good looking troublemaker so would look good if his image was ever used.

Friday, April 28, 2006  
Blogger Cliff said...

I just had the thought there might actually be someone called mightydragonslayerwhatever so can I just point out I made it up. I was being ironic, which is what you call a joke that isn't funny. have a good weekend Bondcouple.

Friday, April 28, 2006  
Blogger BondWoman said...

There quite possibly is someone amongst the loonies who uses such a soubriquet. Thanks for the suggestions. Do keep them coming...I've got an open mind on this, but it strikes me it's an important issue of principle. Finally, just remember Cliff, it's not a bank holiday weekend this side of the border. I'm back at the coal face on Monday.

Friday, April 28, 2006  
Blogger Martyn said...

I've been running a St. Frumentius for England campaign for some time. His day is October 27th which is my mum's birthday, and it's a time of year when bank holidays are a bit thin on the ground. He's the patron saint of Ethiopia, but I'm sure they wouldn't mind sharing him. I've written reams of green-ink letters to various big nobs , but without a single response ! Travesty !

Saturday, April 29, 2006  
Blogger BondWoman said...

I wonder why that is! Keep up the good work.

Saturday, April 29, 2006  

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