Britain could be getting a bank holiday Called United Kingdom day!
The creation of a bank holiday in June called ‘United Kingdom Day’ has cleared its first parliamentary hurdle.
MP Peter Bone has called for the public holiday in June to celebrate ‘Brexit, the Union and the Queen’.
His proposed bank holiday would fall on the Friday nearest to June 23, the date of the EU referendum in 2016 and could also mark the Queen’s birthday and coronation anniversary, both of which fall in June.
The Wellingborough MP said an extra day off would boost workers’ productivity as there is ‘a long gap’ between the late May and the late August bank holidays.