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UK Shelves Plans For "Britishness" Public Holiday

Source: AFP (London)
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In reply to a written question from an opposition lawmaker, Constitution Minister Michael Wills told the House of Commons that there were no longer plans to create a new "Britishness" public holiday, or rename one of the existing bank holidays as such.

The idea of a Britishness public holiday had been launched by then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, after the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London, and it came to the fore after Gordon Brown became Prime Minister (2007-06-27).

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