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22nd Apr 2017

The UK could be getting four more bank holidays next year

Paul Moore

Yes to this!

With the general election quickly approaching, it’s likely that you’re going to hear an awful lot of promises, lies and utter bol**cks being said from various MPs. We’re sorry about that.

Granted, most people are already certain about who they’ll be voting for on June 8th, but as with any election, there are always some people that are currently on the fence.

As the parties try to define their manifestos, one policy that every single person in the U.K would support is a few extra bank holidays.

At present, the UK currently has eight public holidays a year – the fewest of any EU country – but if elected, Labour have promised to give workers four new bank holiday, as reported by The Independent.

Yeah, no politician has ever reneged on a promise that they’ve made.

This being said, if Labour are elected and keep their word, you’ll be free on St David’s Day (1st March), St Patrick’s Day (17th March), St George’s Day (23rd April) and St Andrew’s Day (30th November).

Before somebody mentions it, we already know what you’re going to say.

It will never happen and that this is just a desperate plea for votes.

Even if Labour don’t win, surely every political party should adopt this policy.

Still though, if Corbyn and co. somehow manage to come out on top, the idea of four days without work must appeal to everyone.

Then again, maybe not.