My local MP and actually not a bad egg, in contrast to the twunt she replaced.
However, the idea is a bad one. Remembrance Sunday is the time and local war memorials are the place - and people shouldn't begrudge giving up half an existing holiday (a sunday) to remember the fallen. Bank Holidays should be holidays and frankly we're getting into a slightly iffy habit of having too many and seeing the commercial impact.
This weekend we remember our fallen on what we call Memorial Day. Sadly, unlike in the UK where on November 11 at 1100 the nation pauses to actually honor its dead, we in America seem to be losing any real sense of what the day means as our fellow Americans head to the beach, lake or backyard for gleeful picnics with precious few of them having a clue why they get Monday off. Each year it seems there are more and more traditional parades and other remembrances canceled for lack of interest or support.
I would welcome the Monday following Remembrance Sunday being a Bank Holiday. I usually have
to book it as a days leave....... but then I would also welcome St. George's day becoming a Bank
Holiday for the same selfish reason.
Good idea we lag behind Europe in the bank holiday stakes. I would also like to see a bank holiday for Trafalgar Day a) because it would piss the French off and b) we need a bank holiday between August and Christmas. More the merrier I say