Jeremy Corbyn Wants A UK Bank Holiday If England Win World Cup

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK should get an extra bank holiday if when England win the World Cup and I think I speak for all of us when I say 'what a bloody wonderful idea'.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry was the first person to suggest the extra holiday right at the beginning of the competition. Clearly she knew then what we all know now - it's coming home.


And today, following England's nail-biting win against Colombia, a spokesperson for Jezza has reiterated the idea, telling Sky News: "We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but I think it is the case that Jeremy believes that if England were to win the World Cup there should be a public bank holiday in celebration.

"The World Cup is a very special international competition.

"It's something that brings people together on a very large scale and we need recognition of that and recognition of the importance of football in the country."

While we're at it, can we get the national anthem changed to 'Three Lions'?


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Naturally, the idea of an extra bank holiday has gone down well with the general public:

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This isn't the first time Corbyn has called for more bank holidays; his party has also proposed four new bank holidays for St George's Day, St Patrick's Day, St Andrew's Day and St David's Day. I'm all for that.

As yet, Prime Minister Theresa May has kept schtum on whether or not she'd give the nation the day off to sleep off their monumental hangovers if England do manage to snatch the cup.

But she did reveal during Prime Minister's Questions that she had watched the match last night, saying: "The country witnessed a very rare and welcome event last night: the England football team winning a penalty shoot-out.

"I think the explosion of relief and most of all joy could be felt up and down the country - not just in the smoking room in the House of Commons."

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You're not wrong there. Can we just win in the first 90 minutes next time, fellas? My heart can't take much more of this.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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