Monday, January 29, 2007

so that's a no to england being treated as an equal

the scots have st andrews day, the welsh st davids and norn iron st patricks; but england are not to get to celebrate our national day. expect some stories in april of councils pulling to the plug on st georges day and in may, for union day.

i got this email from 10 downing street after i signed an e-petition:
The Government receives a variety of suggestions for new or different Bank
Holidays and celebrations. Whilst the Government is pleased that so many
people are interested, as you can imagine it is not possible to please everyone
as to who or what should be celebrated. Unlike Northern Ireland, where St
Patrick's Day is a bank holiday, bank and public holidays in Great Britain do
not, by tradition commemorate particular individuals, events, or institutions,
other than those associated with Christmas and Easter. Moreover, many
individuals and communities in England already celebrate St George's Day in a
way they consider more suitable. The present pattern of bank holidays in
the United Kingdom is well established and accepted, and the Government has no
current plans to change the arrangements.

1 comment:

will said...

its a day off and an excuse to get drunk :)