Sandybum from Wiltshire (that's Anal's missus) has sent me an email about an electronic petition that is attracting a fair few "signatures" on the Number 10 petitions website. Something may come of it; equally likely bugger all may well happen. The only certainty is that bugger all will definitely happen if the petition doesn't continue to attract lots of signatures. This is where you might want to lend a click or two of the clicky thing currently nestling under your hand.
Here's the text of the email:
"Number 10 Downing Street has approved a petition that was launched requesting a new public holiday falling on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday in November each year.
To be known as the National Remembrance Holiday, it's got three aims:
1. To emphasise the remembrance of those servicemen and women who have given, and continue to give, their lives for Britain
2. To remind people of the importance of protecting our Nation and what it stands for;
3. To break that 3 month period between the August Public Holiday and Christmas when there are currently no long weekends, especially as the UK has fewer public holidays than most European Countries.
If you agree to the idea, please sign up to the petition - it doesn't take long - and it would be great if you were to forward the link to other people as well. If you are not interested, just hit the delete key. This is not just about another bank holiday, but more importantly about having a designated day to remember all those people that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
THIS IS A NOTABLE PETITION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAVE ASKED FOR PLEASE SIGN IF YOU WANT AN EXTRA BANK HOLIDAY .
Well, I reckon an extra holiday is always worth fighting for and if the fight pretty much consists of sending an electronic click down the interweb - why not? Just click on the link and follow the instructions.