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Lights Switch

by | 16th, November 2005

‘“IS this the most miserable town in Britain?” asks the Mail in the latest missive in its “CHRISTMAS KILLJOYS” campaign.

‘Whadya mean fire hazard?!’

Not having been to every town in the country we can’t be too sure. But if the story is right and Christmas has been banned, Havant, Hampshire, must be a pretty glum place.

Not that the town has banned Christmas altogether. Children should still find a Satsuma in their Christmas sock on Christmas morning and the family will feast on a roast bird stuffed with chestnuts, hydrogenated fat and the new H5N1 flavour enhancer.

It’s just that the town’s lights are no longer known as Christmas lights. The local council has decreed that the illuminations in Havant’s Meridian shopping centre are now part of the area’s “Festival of Lights”.

The intention is to prevent the lights offending non-Christians. But local council leader David Gillet – who was alone in voting against the decision (Express) is unimpressed. “It’s Christmas and these are Christmas lights,” says

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