On 01/06/2001 at 13:16 +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote:
>From: Paul Mison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 1:07 PM
>> (Anyone standing on the platform of reforming bank holidays?
>> I'd buy that for a dollar.)
>Whatever happened to the plan to do away with that nasty socialist holiday
>on Mayday and replace with something much more Jingoistic - Trafalgar Day
Um. Bad example. Unfortunately May Day is at a *really* silly point,
coming just after Easter and just before the 'Early Summer' (aka
Whitsun) Bank Holiday. (Thankfully the same arguments tend to work
against St George's Day as a bank holiday- far too jingoistic).
Unfortunately it's the only one of those three I care about.
Anyway, Trafalgar Day would be in October- that's a shite idea, the
weather's awful. We  want June and July holidays.... how about US
Independence Day? We've imported plenty of other ideas from them. Hmm.
Or make the Queen's Birthday celebrations be on a Monday and make that
a bank holiday, if you have to wrap things up in pageantry. (Isn't
there an extra bank holiday next year for Golden Jubilee shenanigans?)
(Wondering if this shouldn't cross the (void)/london-lists osmosis barrier)
 Well, I, but I'm probably not alone here.
:: stay all day
:: if you want to