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Wales but not Scotland would be offered a bank holiday if England win Euros, UK Government suggests

09 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
Boris Johnson picture by Twitter / @BorisJohnson

UK Government sources have suggested that Wales – but not Scotland – would be offered a bank holiday if England win the Euros on Sunday night.

Bank holidays require a royal proclamation and those in Scotland are already different to Wales and England. They celebrate an extra bank holiday on Hogmanay but not Easter Monday.

July 19 date has been suggested at Whitehall because it would be extremely difficult to organise one by Monday, as the result would not be known until at least 10pm.

Government sources told the Times that they are in effect in “uncharted territory” as no international football team from the UK had won a trophy in decades.

It is also expected that any bank holiday would be extended to Northern Ireland as well.

The prospect of being offered an extra bank holiday just because England won the Euros did not impress some Welsh commentators.

Columnist Theo Davies-Lewis said: “This is just totally crazy, but just as we have come to expect. Nothing for St David’s Day, obviously, and will only reinforce that Global Britain is becoming an increasingly English-focused project.”

Simon Webster asked: “If true, this is ridiculous. Would a bank holiday be announced (or even discussed) if Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland won a tournament? Doubt it.”

David Pedler asked: “So people in England want a bank holiday on Monday if England win. So if Italy wins can Wales have one instead?”

The Times reported that “talks about the right way to mark what would be just the second major tournament victory for the national team are at an early stage”.

However “the prime minister yesterday held open the possibility of a ninth bank holiday this year”.

“Bank holidays require a royal proclamation and officials are working out if the process could be expedited. It would probably extend to Wales and Northern Ireland, but not Scotland.”

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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

That must be Boris’ Birthday shirt, !0 today!

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Don’t want one. Nothing to do with us. We are not a colony of England.

Ben Di Gadaegio
Ben Di Gadaegio
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

If this were granted, then every Englishman who lives in this land should be shunned until they have apologised for inflicting this infernal forced totalitarian Leni Riefenstahlesque nationalistic pantomine on Cymru and her beatific natives.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Arent there some goats trip trapping across your bridge you should be attending to? 🔔 🔚

Richard Williams
Richard Williams
3 months ago

Beth am Dydd Gwyl Dewi yma yn Gymru .?..

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

Why not? We can thank his Bishop for her courage at the same time.

Ben Di Gadaegio
Ben Di Gadaegio
3 months ago

Beth am Dydd “St George” neu Dydd “St Andrew”?

Eifion
Eifion
3 months ago

‘England and Wales’ view from our over Lords in London.
We must be soo lame as a nation to allow this continual treatment. It’s very sad.

Last edited 3 months ago by Eifion
Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago

To be fair they don’t win at football very often (the last time was before most people in England were even born) so let the babies have their rattles, they won’t have another one for at least another 50 years. Assuming they even win this time of course.

Perhaps if Italy win Wales should have a bank holiday for the benefit of the Italian-Welsh population and the rest of Wales could join them in their celebrations.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

I have no objection to them having THEIR bank holiday over their footballball win (if they win). But it has nothing to do with us. We are not involved and mos tof us don’t care

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

I quite agree, nothing to do with us but I’m just saying let England have their little celebration if that’s what they want (assuming they even win: the word ‘hubris’ springs to mind). They’ll probably cancel the August bank holiday to make up for it in any case so they won’t gain anything (this is what they did with the D-Day celebration last year: we didn’t get an extra public holiday they just moved the existing one).

As others have pointed out, if Wales or Scotland were in this position they wouldn’t even think about giving us a bank holiday.

Ben Di Gadaegio
Ben Di Gadaegio
3 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

The Sais wouldn’t understand the nature of celebrating with their Italian brothers in the way the Cymru do.

They are ignorant of all matters classical with their latin educated public school ignorami.

Wales has far more in common with its Roman Brethren than the barabarian gammonic invader of Benidorm.

defaid
defaid
3 months ago

Our Roman Brethren were Latin educated…

Ben Di Gadaegio
Ben Di Gadaegio
3 months ago
Reply to  defaid

Yes. But not the English.

Their public schools and universities teach no foreign languages.

The average Cymro is proficient in any number of classical and modern languages to an extent that continually shames these Gammonic heathens

defaid
defaid
3 months ago

Just to prick your bubble, I was public school educated just across the border, with four foreign languages: Latin, French, Spanish and English. I missed out on German & ancient Greek.

Sad to say the average Welshman is proficient in one language and can get by in one other.

You have a strange way of trolling. Are you English or Russian?

SelFelin
SelFelin
3 months ago

Stuff it Clown man

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
3 months ago

April the 1st seems to come round earlier and earlier 😉

Rob
Rob
3 months ago

Is it safe to assume that if in 2016 Wales had beaten Portugal their would have been an England & Wales Bank Holiday then?

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

How long before bozo the clown suggests giving the inglish team a knighthood?

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark

They’ve given far more to far worse. I would expect it. Give Bozo a chance to get his butcher’s teatowels out

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago

Gear up at the border to repel Covid spread.

Ben Di Gadaegio
Ben Di Gadaegio
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

I am trusting that the reservist members of our “Rhydd” forces will wait for the pustulating kiss-me-quick uneducated masses on their worker’s jolly to Hay on Wye.

John Eynon
John Eynon
3 months ago

Mr. Drakeford needs to indicate swiftly and robustly that this absurdity will not be tolerated in Wales.Is Johnson even aware that Wales have played in this tournament?
Carry on the good work Bozzo the Clown!

George Bryce
George Bryce
3 months ago

Scotland gets their extra holiday if Italy wins

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

Bloody hell what next from the idiot in chief?

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