Monday, 14 September 2009

November 5th 2009 - Plans




As my readers will know, November 5th is a special day in Old Holborn's world. It celebrates not only the untimely demise of Guido Fawkes and the gunpowder plot, but acknowledges The Only Man Ever To Enter Parliament With Honest Intentions.

I'd like to celebrate again this year. So I will be walking at 12 Noon on Thursday November 5th from Trafalgar Square to Parliament. All are free to join me as I courteously hand a Carson Rose into Downing Street and then gain access to the Public Gallery of the House of Commons, where we can watch our paid representatives engage in lively debate about how to tax us, fleece us and subjugate us to their whims.



I shall be dressed in my usual attire, please feel free to dress however you wish but special invites go out to anyone who wishes to wear a pig costume for the day. It would give me great pleasure to herd a few noisy pigs and Guy Fawkes's into the Public Gallery to face their MPs.



This is not a protest. This is a walk in the Autumn sunshine to watch our elected representatives at work. You are entitled by law, to walk with me, without hindrance.

Guido Fawkes outfits are available here.

Pig costumes are available here for £29.99.

If Ladies prefer a Niqab, here for £6.99

Media enquiries here






Join me, and together we shall give them a November 5th that shall never, ever be forgot


UPDATE: TIMES ETC

44 comments:

Oldrightie said...

I wish you fervently every success. Sadly, you wil noy get into the "public gallery" now reserved for only certain types of people.

Old Holborn said...

http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/attend/debates.cfm

UK residents and overseas visitors may watch debates for free on current issues or proposed new laws in both Houses by visiting the public galleries.

The galleries are open to the public when the Houses are sitting (meeting), which is from Monday to Thursday and on Sitting Fridays, with differing times for each House. The galleries are not open during recess, when neither House is sitting.
Question Time

In both Houses, the busiest time is during Question Time. In the Commons it is Prime Minister's Question Time. Free tickets are necessary to ensure entrance, and are only issued to UK residents who contact your MP or a Lord to request them. Overseas visitors and UK residents without tickets can queue but will only gain entrance if there is space after ticket-holders.
Other debates

Tickets are not required at other periods and there is a public queue for both UK residents and foreign visitors - outside St Stephen's entrance. A wait of one or two hours is common (although it's usually less for the House of Lords).

Anonymous said...

Bloodyell. Is it November already? Have I missed something?
DZ

Custard said...

See you there. What boozer?

Guthrum said...

Houses Of Parliament ? is that where our elected Representatives are supposed to sit and debate.

Instead we have a house full of timeservers and tapsters, and are ruled over by an unelected peer, and a Prime Minister who achieved his position by a Palace coup.

See you there

SaltedSlug said...

Bugger.

Brilliant though it was last year; regretfully, this time I shall be in Australia for all of November. It's hard being me.

I'll be sure to have a dead wombat couriered to Gordon, though.

Oldrightie said...

Hi, OH. I'm rooting ever so hard for your public gallery visit. I just have this uneasy feeling that "they" will possibly seek to drag you off to Damien Green's office for a chat.

Henry North London said...

Last year I was in India but I reckon I shall love to come along to this walk... I can even film it.

Bit unsure as to whether to get the full get up of the V for Vendetta or just a mask Or should I try having a burka and niqab?

SaltedSlug said...

A burka/V-mask combo would be surrealist genius, Henry.

Do it.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to make it this year OH. I have a number of what I consider 'suitable' outfits available for the event. As last year - carry no id?

caesars wife said...

The rumours of Guido Fawkes demise are unfounded apparently he was just a sleep after a particulary liquid lunch held by the anglo/irish relations commitee

Dick Puddlecote said...

Oh good egg. More healthy strolling in 'the smoke', what?

Last year was amusing but I reckon they'll need a couple more vans of plastic plod this time.

Another year, another section 44. Looking forward to it already.

Henry North London said...

Section 44? Does this mean they will stop and search me in a burka V mask combo?

That'll be funny...

astridcoast said...

As a female attendee, I quite fancy wearing a niqab with a Guido mask over it. Thoughts?

Stewart Cowan said...

Any ideas how those of us unable to attend can help? Is there a rent-a-guy service in London? If not, why not?!

Old Holborn said...

My daughter always attends wearing a full Niqab.

"Take off your mask"

"Me or her? I dare you"

"Er...Sarge?"

Henry North London said...

If anyone has a spare mask or niqab I'll borrow them off you

Giolla said...

I shall be delighted to join you on your perambulations once more. Already got the time booked off.

Dick Puddlecote said...

I've got a spare V mask, Henry. It's a smoker one though, so you'll have to disinfect it first. ;-)

wv: login (what? again?)

Gladys Pew said...

Niqab for me. How we know each other though? Wear it with a mini skirt or summat?

John Steed said...

Are you actually going to do anything? Did Piggy take the rose?

The Economic Voice said...
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The Economic Voice said...

Dont know what happened to my last comment was all over the place wrong date and half missing...should read like this..

"And how will we be spending this 5th of November?

I shall make an effort to leave the earthly paradise that is the Brecon Beacons and cross into that ferile shit hole you call England and join you."

astridcoast said...

For inexpensive masks/niqabs, check out ebay, very cheeeeep!

mc_nebula said...

See you there OH. I missed you at the last one, but I made it to the police photography thing. I'm looking forward to this :)

Henry North London said...

Pity I didnt see your posting Dick

Have ordered full Burka and Hat and Mask

This will be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Where can I get a Gordon Brown effigy to burn on our bonfire?

Daniel1979 said...

I will see if I can keep my work calendar free and join.

wh00ps said...

rather belatedly i realise i am booked off work with not much to do that week so i may well join. the only thing is, is it mandatory/advisable to wear a mask? i object to having to wear a mask to exercise my rights, and, more importantly, have probably left it too late to aquire one...

summer_breeze said...

Oh, how I really wish I could be there too.
Very sadly, however, as per usual, I shall be having to send my support telepathically.

Hope you all have a great time though.

Oleuanna said...

Always happy to storm parliment....
I will not be dressing in a Niqab or as a piggy. I want my opposition to see who I am.

Be awfully funny to meet you OH and Henry...and various others at last.

Yeah count me in...I haven't marched on Parliment for awhile..Scotland just doesn't have the same impact.

Henry North London said...

Sadly I fear the mask and the hat may be held up by Royal Mail....

Roger Dodger said...

Mate.

Am going to be there with fucking bells on. Literally.

(Literally bells, not literally fucking bells)

Remember remember...

Wow, and I am so damned middle-class. The ultimate non-boat rocker. However I now feel driven to don a costume and waste as much police time as possible.

This is as angry as I get mind. It is the comfortably off's equivalent of a truck bomb. I might sit next to that scruffy bugger on the railings and see what happens.

My parents will be so proud.

plonker-rodney said...

Liberty have a very handy anti S44 sheet, explaining what you have to do and more importantly what you don't have to do. It helpfully doubles a complaint sheet, should you feel the need to register one following any unwarranted treatment.

Link is here:

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/issues/6-free-speech/44-search-monitoring.PDF


I hope to join you.

Giolla said...

Henry et al,

just in case it's handy last year at least forbidden planet just up the road on new oxford street had a load of masks in stock.

Old Holborn said...

DETAILS AVAILABLE

UPDATE

Anonymous said...

Count me in! i have my tickets to london booked and v mask at the ready.

“VI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VICI”

Swiss Bob said...

Is this the second or third year, I've forgotten?

Old Holborn said...

2nd Time Swiss

If it goes well, I'm applying for Lottery Funding next year

JD said...

Dear OH,
I am delighted to say I will be joining you on your walk this year. Let's hope for good weather. All the best, JD.

Old Holborn said...

JD

Please be sure to introduce yourself to me.

Thank you

JD said...

I will do my best! JD.

MarkE said...

I will be in the air on my way back to the UK at noon, but I'll be with you in spirit. You represent many of us.

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