Now that England are through to the quarter-finals, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his support for a National Bank Holiday should we go on to win the tournament.
A spokesperson for the Labour leader revealed his thoughts after Prime Minister’s Questions earlier today, stating that Corbyn was now behind the party’s Bank Holiday idea after watching the penalty shootout.
“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 spokesperson said. “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.”
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry originally floated the idea.