Posts Tagged ‘ Public Holidays ’

Why bother with St George’s Day?

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By

If so little interest is being paid to the day maybe we should question whether we need a patron saint’s day for England at all?



Saturday snippets: 7 December 2013

Dec 7th, 2013 | By

Adrian wades through the infrastructure report to see what is promised the visitor, lauds the smaller than expected January increases in rail fares and wonders why public holidays cost so much – if they do.



Having fewer holidays

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

Over the holiday weekend, there was media publicity given to how much of a drain public holidays were to the economy. For each one, it had been calculated by a firm of economic forecasters that each holiday “costs” £2.3 billion. How one-sided; how ill-considered and how meaningless was it by those that reported it.



A Holiday for St George’s Day?

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By

Not only is it St George’s day but Shakespeare’s birthday as well. No further on are we in the discussion of whether we should have a public holiday to celebrate England’s saint’s day. (Although for this year, I think there is an argument for having a day off after yesterday’s budget. Maybe we should have a day off after every budget to cheer us all up!)It is still only St Patrick who gets a public holiday and then only in Ireland. England Scotland and Wales
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