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UK Mulls November 1st Brexit Public Holiday

Source: The Telegraph (London)
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: May 20, 2020

The runner-up to the recent contest to become the UK's Prime Minister, Michael Gove, has proposed the idea of declaring a one-off non-working public holiday on Friday, November 1st, 2019, the day after a likely hard Brexit, "to cushion any potential fallout and disruption to financial markets".

Michael Gove, had initially rejected the ministerial posts that were offered to him after Boris Johnson won the contest to be the UK's Prime Minister, but has since accepted a role is running the Tory Party's new "team focusing on reacting quickly to Brexit-related stories is being established as part of preparations to leave the EU on 31 October, so as to reassure the public that the government will be full prepared for the UK to leave then, whatever the circumstances".

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