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"What's best about Britain..."

Hands up anyone whose first reaction was 'the strength and cohesion provided by people getting involved in communities and voluntary groups, including unions'. Source.

Because that is the answer given by the deputy general secretary of the TUC . The idea of an October bank holiday has been floated again, as clearly no-one paid any heed in May when it was first mooted (and I mocked).

Rather amusingly, there looks to be a severe lack of communication between the various tentacles of the Left, as the ippr wants a bank holiday for essentially the same reason in November. I think the TUC shows a greater sense of taste, as unlike the ippr, it does not attempt to conflate military courage and sacrifice with helping old ladies across the road and the like:

"[The ippr] has called on Gordon Brown to create an extra bank holiday in November to help boost national identity and thank community 'heroes'. The Institute for Public Policy Research said that the new bank holiday - which should fall on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday - would serve as a national "thank you" and encourage people to give something back".

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Blogger CityUnslicker said... 8:28 pm

with my hat on as a wage slave I want more bank holidays; bugger the business effects!  



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