Labour Tries to Win Us Over By Flaunting Extra Bank Holidays

By Kim Snaith on at

If there's one thing that we have in common as a nation, it's that we love a free day off work. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is trying to score votes by taking advantage of our love for bank holidays by promising an extra four every year.

Currently, England and Wales have eight national holidays every year. Scotland has nine, Ireland has 10, and apparently, the average across all G20 countries is 12. So, we're seriously lagging behind.

Corbyn proposes that we celebrate the patron saints by making St. David's Day, St. Patrick's Day, St. George's Day and St. Andrew's Day all national holidays. That means 1st March, 17th March, 23rd April and 30th November will be added to our current line-up of bank holidays.

Sounds good, right?

Whether it'll be quite enough for Labour to win the general election that's been called on 8th June remains to be seen. Jeremy Corbyn is still Jeremy Corbyn, after all. [BBC News]


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