Burns night is, I believe, the 25th of January, but I was observing it early last night with Saffron Walden Conservatives, at the Saffron Walden Golf Club.

Saffron Walden Conservatives helped out in Harlow a lot during the General Election, working to get Rob Halfon elected as Harlow’s MP. It was nice to visit them in return, help with their fundraising efforts and see many of the people who came to help out.

The evening was a wonderful one, with a superb Bagpiper and an interesting speech on the meaning of Auld Lang Syne. The food, starting with Haggis Neeps and Tatties was also very tasty.

I admire how much the Scots, where ever they are in the world keep toasting their national poet and keep their Scottishness alive; it made me wonder why we don’t do the same in England… We have arguably the most famous national bard in Shakespeare so perhaps it is time that we started having Shakespeare Nights….

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