Today ought to be a public holiday throughout the United Kingdom, before which there would be nothing to do with Christmas.
Saint David's Day, Saint Patrick's Day and Saint George's Day, which are all in these Islands' incomparable spring and early summer, ought also to be public holidays throughout the United Kingdom, and away with pointless celebrations of the mere fact that the banks were on holiday.
This is now Labour Party policy. But I have been saying it for 20 years, in stark contrast to many Labour MPs.
Another hung Parliament is coming, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it. I will stand for this parliamentary seat of North West Durham, if I can raise the £10,000 necessary to mount a serious campaign. Please email email@example.com. Very many thanks.