The British National Party’s Veterans Officer, Pete Molloy, is urging all our members and supporters to sign an e-petition created by a Mr Robert Warner, which calls for a new bank holiday on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday.
The petition reads: “This petition proposes that there be a new public bank holiday on the Monday following Remembrance Sunday in November each year. Remembrance Sunday is a day of commemoration of the sacrifice made by our armed forces and others in the defence of our country and our democracy. Remembrance Monday should be a day of celebration for our nation, rejoicing in the freedom and democracy that has endured as a result of such sacrifice. There is currently no public bank holiday from the end of August until Christmas Day and this holiday would fall between those dates.”
Mr Molloy said: “This is an excellent petition which not only needs our support but the support of every British subject to commemorate the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces personnel to ensure our country’s sovereignty and way of life were protected from those who wanted to destroy it.
“It’s a shame that a member of the public had to come up with the idea when it should have been automatically done by our government, especially when they send our troops off to die in foreign wars that have nothing to do with Britain.”
The petition can be signed here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/95