Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day?

Do we need two Bank Holidays in May?

Especially if one is more associated with tanks trundling down Red Square than anything else?

Personally, I’d move this weekend's Bank Holiday to October. It

would spread the holidays across the year, filling the ghastly autumn gap when we all feel the strain.

Trafalgar Day, 21 October, looks like a good alternative, as would Guy Fawkes on 5 November. On balance, I would say 'Rule Britannia' and raise a glass to Nelson and the Navy which kept us free from Napoleon's tyranny.

Richard Normington

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