Poll PUBLISHED: 16:21 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:21 11 July 2018 More than 100,000 have signed a petition calling for a Bank Holiday if England win the World Cup Picture: Antony Kelly Archant Norfolk 2018 A petition calling for a bank holiday if England wins the World Cup has gathered tens of thousands of signatures. The appeal on the Parliament website said a bank holiday is needed because if England are victorious then Monday will “not be pleasant” for fans. Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate, and as of Tuesday afternoon the petition had more than 140,000 signatures. “If England win the World Cup, the Monday should be made a bank holiday for 2018. We need this for all those supporting England as the next day will not be pleasant for all fans,” the petition said. The TUC supports the introduction of a bank holiday, with the general secretary saying that workers in the UK are “entitled” to it. … [Read more...] about Should Monday be a Bank Holiday if England win the World Cup?
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0 Have your say It’s coming home. England have continued their improbable march towards World Cup glory after beating Sweden 2-0 in the quarter final in Samara on Saturday. The Three Lions are set for a semi-final showdown against Croatia on Wednesday night in Moscow. While it may have started as a bit tongue in cheek at the start of the World Cup, now it really is starting to feel like Football’s Coming Home. Read More: World Cup big screen plan could be back on the cards for the cityAnd if England manage to make it to their first World Cup final since 1966 on Sunday and triumph, well the Labour party are calling for a bank holiday to be declared next Monday to let the country celebrate. In a tweet after the quarter final, the official Labour account wrote: ‘If it’s coming home – our workers deserve to be at home too! Say you stand with Jeremy Corbyn and tell the Tories to give us a national bank … [Read more...] about Calls for bank holiday if England win the World Cup
News / UK and world by Press Association July 5, 2018, 3:08 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley will hand out free souvenir T-shirts if England win the World Cup. The Newcastle United owner has won the rights to make shirts with the official Three Lions logo, emblazoned with the words “2018 Winners” underneath it. Mr Ashley was in Italy to witness Gareth Southgate’s anguish as he missed a penalty against Germany in 1996, and wants to give England fans an extra boost if their team bring the World Cup home. The shirts will be available through Sports Direct’s app, and the company has warned Apple and Google that there could be a huge surge on their servers if England do win. A spokesman for Sports Direct said: “Mike knows the whole country will go potty if Gareth Southgate’s boys go all the way. “The only limit on how many we can give away will be how fast we … [Read more...] about Mike Ashley to give out free T-shirts if England win the World Cup
Viet Nam News By Paul Kennedy I’ve an old mate back in England, goes by the name of Russell Beale. Nice lad, smart, good laugh and about to become a father for the first time. He lives in a small town called Stroud in the South West of England but reading his Facebook page this past week or so and you would be forgiven for thinking he’s from another planet. Russell genuinely believes England will win the World Cup. His profile picture is decked out with patriotic colours and his posts and updates read like a motivational speaker employed to lift the entire nation. Before the Panama game, Russell predicted England would win 10-0. He wasn’t far off. I laughed at first at this ridiculous idea that my home nation actually stands a hope in Hell, but after giving it a little more thought I started to come around to his way of thinking. England’s squad for the World Cup is a young team of solid individuals who have … [Read more...] about Can England really win the World Cup?
Tim Stanley Follow 26 June 2018 • 6:00am For too long Englishness has not celebrated. Now is the time to reclaim our identity If England wins the World Cup, it could be rather embarrassing. We’ll have to confront the fact that the English exist, which will be hardest of all for the English, who have suppressed their national identity like hiccups in a church. We have no public holiday, no political party, no independence movement (even though we were practically run by the Scots for 13 years) and no national costume – although, for all our attempts to blend in, you can always spot an Englishman abroad. As when I met a Scottish friend for lunch in a Dublin hotel and he covered his eyes in horror and whispered: “Could ye look any more... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week … [Read more...] about The World Cup is a lesson in patriotism: Englishness is not the Original Sin