On my St Georges day post (23rd April 2009), I highlighted the absurd way in which Birmingham City Council (BCC) in the name of political correctness, celebrates all the non-British non-Christian events, and barely touches upon British events or Christian events.
A recap:Dates that will be actively celebrated in Birmingham in 2009 are as follows:
Sunday 1st February Chinese New Year
Sunday 15th March St Patrick’s Day
Saturday 25th April St Georges Day
Late April Vaisakhi
Saturday 23rd to 25th May Gay Pride
Monday 25th Lord Mayors Show
Mid July Eid Mela
Early September Gardeners Weekend
Late September Eid Al Fithr
Saturday 10th October World Mental Health Day
Mid November Diwali and Christmas Lights
Mid November to December Frankfurt Market
Thursday 31st December New Years Eve Fireworks
This weekend (23rd to 25th May 2009) BCC held a real humdinger of a celebration for that most unnatural of all beasts, The Homosexual. Gay Pride saw a whole section of The City Centre cordoned off with no motor access at all within the so-called Chinese quarter/Gay triangle, and a massive march through the city. At midnight, I (the family taxi driver) went to collect my daughter and wife, who had been out clubbing.
It was gridlocked. I waited for 30 minutes to drive the short distance down Bromsgrove Street from Bristol Street to Sherlock Street.
The whole situation is totally appalling, and for those of us who witnessed the shenanigans, just sickening. Totally sickening.