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As our television screens start filling with the sounds of Christmas films, a real-life, modern day version of the classic tale A Christmas Carol is playing out in State Parliament.


In the NSW Parliamentary version of this tale the role of Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Premier Barry O’Farrell, with supporting roles played by a host of big retailers.

In keeping with the original version of the story, our Scrooges seem to be out to do one thing - ruin Christmas. Their cunning plan? Open all shops on Boxing Day so workers and their families across NSW miss out on the tradition of Christmas.

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  • Jo says:

    06:38pm | 13/11/12

    Sounds like a lot of good job opportunities for Muslims, Jews, Hindus, non-Christians etc ... Read more »

  • marley says:

    06:15pm | 13/11/12

    @AB - nope, when I’m lying on my deathbed I’m going to think wasn’t it nice to be able to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it.  Not all of us have brothers or sons or nephews playing cricket in the driveway.  Some of us… Read more »

 

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