Penny for the guy?
That's what we used to ask passers-by as we sat on the street with dad's old clothes stuffed to look like a person. Then we would have a bonfire in the garden on top of which we would place the guy and dad would attempt an entertaining firework display, while mum stood back keeping the other fireworks safe in a Quality Street tin. Oh those were the days.
Yes. Today is Guy Fawkes day. Or as he was also known - Guíxols, because he fought fir the Spanish in the protestant Netherlands.
If there was any other better time in history that the British parliament needed someone like him to shake them up it's now.