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English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
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Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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Wednesday, 31 January 2007

New British Holiday on Queen's Birthday?

THE Queen’s Birthday will become a national holiday under Tory plans to create a sense of “True Britishness”, David Cameron tells The Sun.

I do think it's a nice idea for the UK honour HM in this way, her Majesty’s realms have been having public holidays for Her Majesty’s Birthday since 1952…

3 comments:

Roy Eappen said...

Excellent. Perhaps Cameron eally does have some Tory tendencies.

Scott said...

He's essentially a Red Tory.

Neil Welton said...

Just thought I would give you a little insight into the editorial decision making process at Monarchy Wales online. Originally we were going to run with this story (our Top Story in fact), but we were not convinced enough by David Cameron's language. Rather than say with conviction and without doubt "I will be making The Queen's Birthday a national holiday", he merely says "the suggestion of a national day is a very good one". Hence the rather large (too large) question mark in the title of the piece. I think it is a good idea too but that is slightly different from saying that I will bring it about. Indeed, in the recent past in Britain Conservative politicians have argued against national holidays on the grounds that business cannot afford to give them. Therefore, will this national "holiday", if it ever came about, be one in reality or just in spirit - like our beloved St George's Day. Believe it or not, you have to watch out for politicians and their vague and slippery language. In this regard they are just like republicans. Now who would have thought that.