ARE you excited about Union Day? If so, you’re already doing it wrong. The first rule of celebrating Union Day is that you don’t get excited about Union Day.
For a start, this new bank holiday – backed this week by Alister “Union” Jack at the Tory party conference – wouldn’t actually amount to an extra day off work. Clearly only the work-shy would get excited about something like that. No, instead it could replace one of the “left-wing ones” we’re currently forced to endure.
Forget positivity. This won’t be an occasion for smiling, or laughing, or dancing round a maypole wearing a Jeremy Corbyn mask.
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Published in The National on October 4 2019.