The English Liberal Democrats on St George's Day
I emailed the English Liberal Democrats to ask what their position was on St George's Day.
Dear English Liberal Democrats,
The Welsh Liberal Democrats are working to ensure that St Davids Day is made a national holiday in Wales. Could you tell me if the English Liberal Democrats have a policy on St George's Day or whether the English Lib Dems are working to ensure that St George's Day is made a national holiday in England?
Sadly the reply was entirely predictable.
I have asked Geoff Payne for an answer on this. He is the English Party's elected representative on the Federal Policy Committee.
This is his reply :
"The English Liberal Democrats confer its policy making functions on the Federal Party. Therefore, the policy of the party in England is made by the Federal Conference. Some motions have federal applicability whilst others are marked 'England only'. I know of no policy that deals with St. George's Day that has been passed by conference and I have to say that I know of no campaign either."
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Since I was asking the Labour Leadership contenders, I thought I'd better enquire as to the Government's policy on St George's Day. He didn't answer but I received this from the Cohesion and Faiths Division of Communities and Local Government: