27 July 2009

Bank Holiday mania

I have heard it reported this morning that young Yvette Cooper is announce a Bank Holiday to recognise Workers Memorial Day to commemorate people killed at work.  Apparently the day is already celebrated by several countries already on 28 April.

Leaving aside whether our damp islands should have a holiday for Workers Memorial Day, some logistical problems move into view.  Let us assume the general election will be on 6 May 2010.  The Monday of that week is the May Day Holiday.  So, in the final two weeks of an election campaign we will two four day weeks.  Also, in a year of a late Easter we could have a Bank Holiday fall in four consecutive weeks during a time when the weather is usually awful.

Has this proposal been thought though?  Probably not, so true to form where Brown is involved, expect an announcement soon.

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