Daily Archives: February 5, 2011

Jim Pickard

The Morris Dancers are already protesting against a tentative plan to shift the May 1 Bank Holiday to the autumn. The unions are also unhappy about the possibility of losing the day of leisure, introduced by Michael Foot in 1978 to celebrate international Labour Day.

John Penrose, tourism minister, thinks the industry would welcome a break later in the year instead. But what do you think: is this a great idea or not? And is his idea for a new name – “UK Day” – any good or not? All feedback welcome.