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FFS, what is wrong with this Island? One or two nights a year by tradition. Silent firework displays my arse.

Why don't we just ban everything bar knitting and sewing classes at local community centres? Though there'd have to be considerable H&S involvement with risk assessments of course, those needles and thimbles could be lethal in the wrong hands.

Too many Govt dickheads from politicians down trying to justify their miserable, overpaid existences and imposing banality and misery on the population in the name of it is the problem.

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When I was a kid, long, long ago firework regulations were pretty slack every corner shop sold them and they were kept on a shelf in display mode, we made our own bonfires, one on most street corners but the fireworks got sold after hop Tu Naa, when you went around with a smelly turnip lit by a candle which kept going out and got the money after the 5th of November that was it until next year, now some idiots are setting them off all the year around without warning and it disturbs children, animals and some people.    Have your fireworks on the 5th or the day after if the weather is bad but then pack it in.

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Shouldn't sell them at all. The whole 5th November thing was brought here by the English. They want to do their stuff they should fuck off back to their own country and set them off.

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It's the pet lovers getting worked up.

As predicted, this slippery slope has got steeper ever since they got Beagle smoking banned.

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38 minutes ago, piebaps said:

Shouldn't sell them at all. The whole 5th November thing was brought here by the English. They want to do their stuff they should fuck off back to their own country and set them off.

Without us you'd still be in the feckin dark ages...

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49 minutes ago, piebaps said:

Shouldn't sell them at all. The whole 5th November thing was brought here by the English. They want to do their stuff they should fuck off back to their own country and set them off.

Nonsense, the Vikings were setting fire to their relatives in wooden boats centuries before then. Catherine Wheel was a barmaid of repute from Laxey.

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1 minute ago, sir nige said:

animals aren't bothered by fireworks......its the owners anxiety........

 

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Perhaps the Irish rules should be considered:

Category F1 fireworks can be bought and used by the general public. These are fireworks with a very low level of hazard, that make very little noise and that are for use in a limited space. They include fireworks intended to be used indoors. Examples include party poppers, throw-downs, Christmas crackers and some sparklers. Category F1 fireworks cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 12.

Fireworks in other categories are more dangerous and can only be used by professional operators in organised displays, not by the general public. These fireworks include rockets, roman candles and aerial wheels. If you want to organise a display of this type of fireworks, you must use a professional fireworks operator.

Bangers are not in Category F1 and it is illegal for the general public to import, possess or use them.

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44 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

Perhaps the Irish rules should be considered:

Category F1 fireworks can be bought and used by the general public. These are fireworks with a very low level of hazard, that make very little noise and that are for use in a limited space. They include fireworks intended to be used indoors. Examples include party poppers, throw-downs, Christmas crackers and some sparklers. Category F1 fireworks cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 12.

Fireworks in other categories are more dangerous and can only be used by professional operators in organised displays, not by the general public. These fireworks include rockets, roman candles and aerial wheels. If you want to organise a display of this type of fireworks, you must use a professional fireworks operator.

Bangers are not in Category F1 and it is illegal for the general public to import, possess or use them.

Perhaps we should stop pandering to moany snowflakes...

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How about the splendid firework displays at the close of TT and other big events?  Do the naysayers want to ban those too?

When I first decided to come and live here (from England!) half a lifetime ago, the main attraction was its peaceful, comparatively lightly regulated attitude.  Common sense, it seemed, ruled.  Now it has become as bad as the bigger island to the east.  Having said that, it's the stupidity of the few tat spoils it for the majority.  Obviously it is not polite to let off fireworks in an area of housing except on or near 5th November.

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2 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

FFS, what is wrong with this Island? One or two nights a year by tradition. Silent firework displays my arse.

There really are some monumentally miserable bastards here. I heard her on the radio before. Just sounds like a moaning old bag who has found her latest high-profile hobby horse to get on. 

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