Marsha Singh MP (Labour) has tabeled an Early Day Motion:
That this House calls on the Government to make St George's Day a public holiday.
Adrian Sanders (Lib Dems) has put forward the following amendment.
leave out from `Government' to end and insert `not to make St George's Day a public holiday until the potentially greater benefit to the UK tourist industry of an autumn public holiday, possibly around Trafalgar Day, has been fully assessed.'.
And then Ken Purchase (Labour) has followed up with this:
at end add `; but notes that the dragon had devoured a number of working-class young women and it was only when a princess was threatened that George thought it worthwhile taking action.'.
Whilst we're on the subject of sneering contempt for England, Peter Hain has a new blog. The 'About Us' section tells us this:
ANEURIN Glyndwr is a brand new political website launched by Peter Hain MP, Eluned Morgan MEP and Alun Davies AM.
Its logo depicts Welsh Labour hero Aneurin Bevan and Welsh warrior Owain Glyndwr, together representing the authentic voice of Wales.
This is the same Peter Hain who rails against "playing to the populist gallery of English nationalism".