After England’s Euro disappointment, hopes for an extra bank holiday were shattered.
After England’s Euro 2020 defeat, hopes for an extra bank holiday were shattered. A public holiday is not being considered to commemorate the national team’s incredible journey to the final, according to Downing Street.
Boris Johnson will wait till the dust has settled on the Three Lions’ penalty shootout loss to Italy before assessing the team’s achievements.
“We’ll be talking to the FA to figure out an acceptable method for the Prime Minister to congratulate the players and coaching staff for their efforts,” a No10 spokesman said. A bank holiday, on the other hand, is not being considered.”
Yesterday, more than 364,000 people signed a petition demanding for an additional bank holiday.
Mr Johnson opted from declaring one in the run-up to Sunday’s final because he didn’t want to “tempt fate.” Instead, many employers and school administrators gave their employees and students the opportunity to sleep in.
National holidays are declared by royal proclamation, when ministers advise the Queen to do so.