Ever since the Revolution in France split politics into left and right, the two polarities have been cast as those ‘in favour of change’ and those ‘against change’. The picture of conservative politics found in this discourse has typically favoured the left, which portrays conservatism as an undynamic preservation of the existing order.
An announcement was made yesterday that the fireworks will be postponed as a precautionary measure. A responsible decision from a responsible government. This was not always so – in the year 2006, the government did not cancel the fireworks, which resulted in the death of five people.