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Wales can have St David’s Day bank holiday ‘if combined with Margaret Thatcher Day’ says UK Government

01 Apr 2022 2 minutes Read
Children in the Senedd on St David’s Day. Picture by Senedd Cymru (CC BY 2.0). Margaret Thatcher picture by Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Wales can have a St David’s Day bank holiday – but only if they are willing to combine it with the new Margaret Thatcher day, the UK Government has said.

Yesterday a UK Government minister said that they wanted to create a new Margaret Thatcher Day to celebrate the UK’s first female Prime Minister.

Asked by Nation.Cymru why they were considering creating a new public holiday while denying Wales a St David’s Day bank holiday, they replied that as a compromise both could be combined.

“This could be an excellent way of killing two birds with one stone,” George Wally MP, the Minister for Levelling, told us. “The Welsh want a St David’s Day and we want a Margaret Thatcher day, so why not combine them together? Where there is discord, may we bring harmony.

“After all, it is well attested that no one did more than Margaret Thatcher to encourage Wales to become the nation it is today, keen to stand on its own two feet and make political decisions for itself.

“And were they really that different? St David said ‘be joyful’, Margaret Thatcher said ‘rejoice’, St David said ‘keep the faith’, Margaret Thatcher said ‘this lady is not for turning’.

“St David told us all to ‘do the little things’, Thatcher wanted us all to take individual responsibility unprotected by the state as part of a new neoliberal world order. They had essentially the same political world view.”

However, George Wally MP said that it might not do to have the newly combined St Margaret’s Day on March 1 as the weather would not allow open-air events such as pageants, quoits and Thatcher’s favourite drinking game – Ibble Dibble.

“We’ve identified today, April 1, as the perfect day,” he said. “She was the Iron Lady, after all, and no one ever made a fool out of her!”


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Dai Rob
Dai Rob
1 month ago

😀

Arwyn
Arwyn
1 month ago

Nice one 🤪

Bryn
Bryn
1 month ago

Magnificent! Best April Fool’s joke I’ve seen today!!

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  Bryn

The sickest joke of the day by a long shot is that minimum wage goes to £9.50/hour while M.P’s salaries get jacked up to over £84k and that’s before they pocket huge expense allowances which shelter them from Sunak’s blunders on fuel, energy and general inflation. Hard working politicians ! You gotta be kidding !

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 month ago

Fair play….no one did more to secure a Yes result in the 1997 devolution referendum than Mrs T 😉

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

New depths of Tory contempt for our country. This offer says ‘You can have the steak, chips and onion rings but you must have a dog poo on top’. Apologies if you are currently eating.

Phil
Phil
1 month ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Check today’s date!…..

Llinos
Llinos
1 month ago

Edit: Ohmygod I can’t believe I fell for this! But in fairness, the Tories have form for this kind of thing, so it’s sort of believeable.

Last edited 1 month ago by Llinos
Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago
Reply to  Llinos

Every day is April fools day in Welsh Toryworld but they chose April 1st for a particularly sick prank here.

Lolly Mountjoy
Lolly Mountjoy
1 month ago

My first rant of the day then my husband calmly said watch what your reading it’s the 1/4 😂😂😂😂

Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago

I think it’s a good idea – we can celebrate Wales and burn her in effigy on the same day

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

Good. We can burn effigies of the monster in a wicker cage every year.

Grayham Jones
1 month ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 vote Plaid Cymru

Carol Loughlin
Carol Loughlin
1 month ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

*Wales

HHJ
HHJ
1 month ago

Why not combine it with St George’s day, as he is depicted as slaying the “dragon”.

Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens
1 month ago
Reply to  HHJ

Cruelty to dragons

Gareth W
Gareth W
1 month ago

Great April Fool joke, I nearly believed it !

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
1 month ago

This kind of trade makes Westminster’s dealings with Wales resemble the behaviour of a petulant child.

Another Dylan
Another Dylan
1 month ago

Bastards! You got me. My heart is still beating from the absolute horror. My god. Brilliant, subtle, clever hoax – kudos.

But it makes me wonder why this is so believable….

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

There is no George Wally MP, Minister for Levelling up. Welcome to 01/04. However, the seed has been sown and I would not be at all surprised if the Tories do propose it in the future!

Llefain
Llefain
1 month ago

Don’t give them ideas 😂

Llefain
Llefain
1 month ago
Reply to  Llefain

To all the people they got with this one, I love you, you’ve made my day. ❤

Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago

18% pay rise for Welsh councillors. Maggie wouldn’t allowed that!

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
1 month ago

Another April 1st report is that the UK is massing 50,000 English troops on the Wales frontier.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Yeah, what a bargain. Buy one get one free. I’d rather French kiss Anne Robinson, although she’d have to shave first 🤮

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
1 month ago

Good one. Had me going there for a minute. 🙂

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

😂🙏

Julia lam
Julia lam
1 month ago

That’s the biggest insult to the Welsh every what she did to the mining industry and community’s

Martin Thomas
Martin Thomas
1 month ago

She only came to Wales once in 12 years, she devastated our industries, villages, towns and cities and the people along the way. There should be NO correlation to this woman for the St David’s Day Bank Holiday.

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