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GUEST,Hille St George's Day. What are you doing? (61* d) RE: St Geoges Day. What are you doing? 24 Apr 02


Wednesday now - but spent yesterday going to a family funeral, getting lost and a return journey that could take 6 hours on a good run turned into 11 hours driving. Possibly it didn't help deciding to head north from the South Coast and taken a straight line thru London and getting gridlock in the City for hour and a half - somewhere as I was beating my head against the steering wheel in frustration an emigrant to this country (didn't pick up where from ) was declaiming on BBCR2 how the English being a nation of oppressors absolutely should not be allowed to glory in celebrating their patriotism - Apparently, only oppressed nations like the Irish who have fought for independance should be allowed to do it. Apparently, we should quietly celebrate the qualities of life we do best - like giving as an immigrant, like him, as he freely admitted, a good standard of educational and employment opportunity (which was a bit of an own goal to any racist listening I'd have thought)

I'm afraid I had to switch him off - I have rarely found anything more blatantly offensive in my life (although steaming in a car with an outside temperature of 24C probably didn't help *G*)

Hille (descendant of Welsh, Italian, German, Spanish and French Hugenot immigrants and Arsenal Football Team founder)


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