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April 23, 2008

He killed the dragon

Today is St. George's Day.

Related: Dragon Awareness Day.

This is to draw attention to the blatant slaying of a member of the dragon community by St George, several centuries ago, and to call for a more positive attitude to these mythical monsters.

We also want to highlight our demands for 1) A full apology from the Prime Minister and the Queen; 2) Back-dated compensation for all those affected by the event; 3) Legislation to outlaw the demonising of dragons; 4) A Channel 4 documentary outlining the war crimes committed by St George, possibly leading to a trial, or at least a full public inquiry.

Man Bites Dragon Update: George Brown gets something right.

For the first time in recent memory the flag of St George will be flown over 10 Downing Street to mark the day of England's patron saint.

Now back to bashing the Prime Minister: Simon Heffer says, England, arise and claim self-determination!

Try as hard as I might - and I don't try very hard - I have never been able to see the slightest problem with being English.

"England, arise! The long, long night is over!"

Call me a Three Percenter.

Dragon Bites Man Update: A craven piece at the Independent. No surprise there. Related: On St George's Day, EU wipes England off map.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 23, 2008 06:46 AM


What is the tradition for the day? Aside from cancelling parades of schoolchildren.

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 08:34 AM

So far today, it has entailed explaining to everybody that a) this is St. George's Day, b) yes, there is such a day, and c) this is the flag of England.

Hot cross buns might be in order! :-)

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 08:54 AM

That Manche business is a non-starter. May as well rename Brittany "Great Britain" and start calling England + Scotland "Lesser Britain".

Whitehall should reinstitute the ancient practice of demanding that foreign vessels transiting the Channel dip their flags in salute. Manche my ass.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2008 03:24 PM