Huntsmen in full cry to capture top English icon

#1
So presumably to the great chagrin of The Labour Party spin machine the online voting to find the quintessential icon of Englishness has run into a hurdle.

Fox hunting is well into the running and threatens to emerge as the icon supplanting such labour favourites as a cup of Tea. Presumably they haven’t heard of the Henry Martini or Short Magazine Lee Enfield……..

The Spitfire is there but to my Knowledge it doesn’t have a bayonet fitting so doesn’t count

Anyway this is the online voting site

Icons Web Page
 
#2
Look on the bright side - we can't legally hunt lamb & chicken murdering foxes but our children can be taught by sex offenders! Education, Education, Education?!
 
#4
Trooping the Colour is also down as a prospective English icon. In the comments box;

"Ideally illustrates the pomp and circumstance of English military history and culture

Peter Karry"

Mong!
 
#5
Just voted, and am now emailing all I ken to suggest they do the same!
 
#6
I bet this will end up like the "greatest Dutchman of all time", when an overwhelming result for Pim Fortuyn got suspiciously changed to a win for some leftie personality...
 
#7
What a sad nation the English are.They need something to focus on every year whether it be football,cricket,rugby,golf,tennis,snooker,or the Royals performing their wee bit for the nation.You have good history behind you pick something along those lines folks.
 
#8
Yes....

I have a notion that this might come into play somewhere along the lines

An advisory board has been set up to help us sift through nominations and decide which will be featured on the site. This group, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, will consider all your comments and suggestions – as well as the results of the public vote.
 
#9
TartanJock said:
What a sad nation the English are.They need something to focus on every year whether it be football,cricket,rugby,golf,tennis,snooker,or the Royals performing their wee bit for the nation.You have good history behind you pick something along those lines folks.
Correct we do have a good history. That history includes foxhunting from the early part of the 16th Century. It gets my vote.
 
#10
It is also very important because it is part of a culture that this government has tried to do away with by force.
 
#11
Most of the other suggestions are what tourists to our country see as 'icons of Britain'. The tower bridge, the wrongly named 'Big Ben', London Busses etc.

For the British, they are all icons of London. Countryside? All countries have countryside. Pubs? All countries (okay, maybe not in the middle east!) have pubs or cafes.

But a view that just fits perfectly in the countryside, outside a country pub and is depicted in many country pubs on the plates and artwork displayed in them is the sight of horses, hounds and people in hunting pinks. It is a sight that is familiar to most of the true people of Britain in artwork or pictorial form, even if not at first hand (maybe not the chavs & chavettes), as well as a great majority of people in the world.

In short a true Icon of Britain whether the leftys or the animal rights wierdos like it or not.
 
#12
TartanJock said:
What a sad nation the English are.They need something to focus on every year whether it be football,cricket,rugby,golf,tennis,snooker,or the Royals performing their wee bit for the nation.You have good history behind you pick something along those lines folks.
How about 16th April as a day? Culloden - fantastic!
 
#13
tearsbeforebedtime said:
Trooping the Colour is also down as a prospective English icon. In the comments box;

"Ideally illustrates the pomp and circumstance of English military history and culture

Peter Karry"

Mong!
Aren't 3/5 of the Guards from the other parts of the UK (i.e. Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards as opposed to Grenadier and Coldstream Guards)?
 
#15
I wonder which tit nominated the V1 and V2 rockets? :roll:
 

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#18
I voted for the longbow. Good writeup but fails to mention the two fingered salute!
 
#19
stickybomb said:
I wonder which tit nominated the V1 and V2 rockets? :roll:
Sounds like a German with a sense of humour.. so they shouldn't be too difficult to track down.

msr
 
#20
msr said:
stickybomb said:
I wonder which tit nominated the V1 and V2 rockets? :roll:
Sounds like a German with a sense of humour.. so they shouldn't be too difficult to track down.

msr
Yeah if they ever do that nomination in Krautland I will nominate Dresden.

How about some good old war films of beating the Jerries? The Dambusters, English invention, killed lots of Germans I sent that in.
 
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