"RIGHT SUNSHINE, YOU’RE NICKED" SAY DRUIDS

From THE INDEPENDENT:

Britain's pagan policemen and women have been given the right to take time off to celebrate their ancient festivals. The Pagan Police Association (PPA) has been recognised as a 'diversity staff support organisation' by the Home Office, a move which has polarised the force. The PPA is thought to have up to 500 members, including Wiccans and Druids.

Co-founder, Andy Pardy, has hailed the group's progress, which will see members allowed time off to observe dates like the recent Beltane Fire Festival and Spring Equinox at Stonehenge.

Their new status also means that pagan policepersons, in stead of issuing a fine to a speeding motorist, can now drag the offender off to a nearby rock, chain him to it and hack out his still beating heart with a sharpened piece of flint.

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"RIGHT SUNSHINE, YOU’RE NICKED" SAY DRUIDS — 6 Comments

  1. Perhaps clergy in the church ought to lobby for time off to celebrate our Festivals and Feasts … though the new Terms of Service may have put paid to that idea since they state that clergy cannot take their holidays over Easter, Christmas, or any other major celebrations of the church or churches where they serve, eg: Patronal Festivals.
    (I tried Patronals here in the wilds of Suffolk. No-one had any idea why they should be expected to turn out to a service on the day of their saint. I don’t keep them any more!)

  2. RE: “…pagan policepersons, in stead of issuing a fine to a speeding motorist, can now drag the offender off to a nearby rock, chain him to it and hack out his still beating heart with a sharpened piece of flint.”

    AWESOME!

    :runs off to join British police force, battleaxe in hand:

  3. > can now drag the offender off to a nearby rock, chain him to it and hack out his still beating heart with a sharpened piece of flint.

    …but the yews will be safe. Let’s hear it for the PPA!