Sorry, I don't know how to put a link in but the following news item was on Yahoo this morning - I would just like to say that this is no surprise with our current government!!! 'LONDON (AFP) - A minister has admitted that the government spent a mere Â£230 promoting St George's Day over the last five years. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge confessed that her department spent Â£116 on promoting England's national day this year, Â£2 more than in 2007 -- and absolutely nothing in the previous three years. The admission provoked outrage from at least one patriotic member of parliament. "I think it is a shameful indictment and it needs to be changed," said deputy Andrew Rosindell, who is chairman of parliament's all-party Saint George's Day Group. "We must be the only country in the world that spends nothing or virtually nothing on celebrating its national day. It is a great pity. "I was expecting it to be low but not that low. Other countries in the world such as Australia and the United States spend a lot of time and effort in promoting their national days and we should be doing more. "There needs to be a change in the culture of government in the way it approaches something like this." Saint George's Day, which falls on April 23, is an annual non-event in England. It is generally punctuated by breweries trying to cash in and promote a party atmosphere; left-wingers saying that patriotism should be reclaimed from the racists; a variety of English eccentrics; and everyday folk wondering why the English just don't seem to bother. The fact that Saint George's Day is not a public holiday only adds to the general lack of interest.'