They may worry many liberal minded people when they parade their
No Popery banners up and down Cliffe High Street, but each year
the Cliffe consistently show their radical edge in the choice of
the political issue of the day they choose to highlight and satirize
via their main set piece tableaux.
The United States was back in the firing line in 2006 with a tableau
depicting Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State, playing games
with the Middle east, represented by a chessboard, a figure in
traditional Arab dress, a camel, and a figure in a suit, representing
US clients in the region such as Israeli PM, Ehud Olmert, and members
of the Iraqi government.
Tony Blair is a pawn in the hand of Rice.
First Procession of the evening
along Cliffe High Street. In the photo are, from front to back:
a pipe band, the effigy of Guy Fawkes in a cart, hundreds
of Society members with flaming torches