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A New Referendum And Its UK Wide

Steve
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A New Referendum And Its UK Wide

Should the people of United Kingdom ban Christmas? Yes or No Wink
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Re: A New Referendum And Its UK Wide

and the 2 days holiday that go with it?
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We could still have the Devo-Max Cheesy and the pay that goes with it.
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and the 2 days holiday that go with it?

....and the presents for kids and the family gatherings that only happen at Christmas, birthdays and funerals and the fights in the shops for last minute gifts.......

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Re: A New Referendum And Its UK Wide

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Should the people of United Kingdom ban Christmas? Yes or No Wink

Are you referring to the Religious festival.......?
Or
The Commercial Festival ? ?    Huh
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The Commercial Festival ? ?   
That one
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Every two years would suit me along with bans on Christmas adverts and music until December the 1st.
It seems to me that each year is just another to outdo the last in terms of money spent and to out do each other in terms of gifts and cards.
The true meaning seems to be totally lost these days with even the TV schedules failing to reflect on it.

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I'm all for banning the commercial festival as that's often a miserable affair.
The religious one though is usually a happy time full of hope.
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It seems to me that each year is just another to outdo the last in terms of money spent and to out do each other  ............................             
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that goes for governments trying to outspend out do each other at New Years Eve too.....
Imagine what could be done in the "third world" with all the money spent on celebratory firework displays designed to "show off" to other countries .....  Angry
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Yes lets show off to EU accountants that we are so wealthy we can burn money in a huge firework display.
Then they can adjust the EU budget surcharge bill upwards.
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Should the people of United Kingdom ban Christmas? Yes or No Wink

Well thats a new one! Thank god someone managed to come up with something to post.. i was starting to think chit chat was about to be buried!
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I love the New Year fireworks in London. They're fantastic and give a feelgood factor to all concerned Smiley Smiley
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And during the advert break, you will see children who have not got access to clean water... or three meals a week... let alone three per day...  and similar "appeals" to our heartstrings....
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I look forward to January the 2nd.

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The UK foreign aid budget is £11Billion. I think we do our share. That figure does not include money raised by charities in the UK. I don't begrudge London spending a few pounds on fireworks for New Year.