From: Paul Mison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 1:28 PM
> On 01/06/2001 at 13:16 +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote:
> >Whatever happened to the plan to do away with that nasty socialist
> >on Mayday and replace with something much more Jingoistic - Trafalgar Day
> >wasn't it?
> 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.
No. _Good_ example. Neatly demonstrating the madness of baseing public
holidays around the vagaries of a minority religion. It's not Mayday that's
causing a problem here, but the three xtian dates. Abolish them and replace
them with three other holidays spaced out in a more sensible fashion.
Besides, people have been celebrating Mayday for _far_ longer than Easter.
> 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.
I wouldn't mind a holiday in late September or October. Thanks to global
warming that's often a pretty warm part of the year.
Actually, celebrating US Independence Day makes a certain amount of sense.
It's certainly a war _I'd_ have fought to lose :)
> 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.
Only a very short term solution. What do you do when we become a republic?
(checks - wait a minute, that pledge seems to be missing from my copy of the
Labour Manifesto, shurely shome mishtake)
> (Isn't there an extra bank holiday next year for Golden Jubilee
$deity, don't remind me. As mentioned on the walk on Monday, I think our
best hope is that the QM dies at about the same time and it all cancels
 "But you've got to admit, she does look good for her age." Yeah, well so
would I if I HADN'T DONE A FUCKING DECENT DAY'S WORK IN MY LIFE.
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