Of all the stupid ideas the slimy Tories have oozed out recently, this latest madcap scheme to rename the August Bank Holiday Monday as ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ has to rank as one the most crass, loathsome and offensive.
Proposed in a private members bill introduced by a cabal of Tory fuckwits led by Peter Bone MP, the bill will begin its second reading next month – but opposition is mounting to the idea.
An an e-petition opposing the renaming was set up earlier this week by Alan Jones, and it has already been signed by 34,000 people.
The text of the petition says:
We oppose the poposal to change the August Bank Holday to Margaret Thatcher Day
We do not believe that the August Bank Holiday should be renamed Margaret Thatcher Day as we believe that there are much worthier historical figures who have done more good for the people of Britain, for example Winston Churchill and are less divisive a public figure.
If more than 100,000 signatures are reached by the 8th of July 2014, then the issue will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Please sign the petition here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/52411