'Birthdays are forced fun, the only other people who've forced us to have fun are the Nazis and Blue Peter' – the Big Debate on birthdays gets heated

'Birthdays are forced fun, the only other people who've forced us to have fun are the Nazis and Blue Peter' – the Big Debate on birthdays gets heated

Happy Birthday to you!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jon Holmes has been speculating about the many different things that leaving the European Union may mean for our daily lives. And today he was worried we may not be able to celebrate birthdays after leaving the EU.

Joining him was Mark, who's fine with the prospect of removing birthdays.

"I think it's forced fun. You're made to enjoy yourself, and the only other people in history, apart from friends and family, who've forced us to have fun are the Nazis and Blue Peter."

Malcolm, on the other hand, worried about the negative effects on our economy of banning the birthday.

"This guy, he sounds like a joyless harbinger of doom, who's making this country go to the actual dogs. Without birthdays the mini-candle industry would die," he explained.

So, birthdays, are they really fun? Listen to the full debate and decide whether you want to keep celebrating birthdays.