No Guy Fawkes Day for fear of upsetting foreigners

November 6, 2007

Hmmm. I wonder which foreigners.

Authorities in York cast aside their own cultural traditions to accommodate newcomers: "Guy Fawkes Is Spared, and England Is Restive," by Sarah Lyall for the New York (aka New Duranty) Times (thanks to Hot Air):

Among other things, the Slough authorities have argued that a bonfire would violate environmental laws, upset residents from foreign countries with no tradition of Guy Fawkes Day and kill animals that settle into the wood before it is set alight and are unable to escape.

A penny for the old Guy.