Labour is banking on more public hol­i­days

Party prom­ises to mark pa­trons aint’s dayi n vote pledge

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

As Ru­glo­ni­ans en­joyed the May week­end, the Re­former took to the streets to ask lo­cals if they sup­port Jeremy Cor­byn’s pro­posal for four ex­tra bank hol­i­days per year.

The Labour leader wants to give Bri­tish work­ers four new bank hol­i­days to cel­e­brate the pa­tron saints of Eng­land, Wales, Scot­land and North­ern Ire­land.

James Neilson, a re­tired roads and light­ing in­spec­tor, wel­comed the pro­posal for work­ing peo­ple.

“I would be in favour of it,” he said. “I haven’t worked in 15 years so ev­ery day is a hol­i­day for me.”

Alex White agreed, say­ing: “If I was work­ing I

“We should cel­e­brate St An­drew’s Day here and put the whisky down in price Chris Hen­zler

would be all for it. I worked in con­struc­tion and worked 40 hours a week, of­ten six days a week.”

Elaine Ding­wall said: “Of course I would wel­come ex­tra hol­i­days, why not? – cel­e­brat­ing St An­drew’s Day would be quite nice. We could do more for St An­drew’s Day in Scot­land.”

Chris Hen­zler sup­ported this idea, stat­ing a bank hol­i­day should be held in the coun­try mark­ing their pa­tron saint’s day.

He said: “Each coun­try should have their own public hol­i­day, St An­drew’s Day here, St Ge­orge’s Day in Eng­land, etc.

“I lived in Lon­don for 30 years and they do a big thing with St Ge­orge’s Day.

“We should cel­e­brate St An­drew’s Day here and put the whisky down in price.”

All for it Alex White

Cel­e­brate St An­drew Elaine Ding­wall

Sup­port­ive James Neilson

Pa­tri­otic Chris Hen­zler

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