England Watch hopes that all of our readers and those who love England worldwide have had, are having and will have a very Happy St George’s Day.
English nationalists still have quite a way to go to get our Patron saint’s day recognised by those in authority and by the ordinary people in England.
There are still far too few flags flying from buildings and cars but quite a number of pubs, (well the ones that are still open), holding special events, a number of councils and organisations are marking the day and in West Bromwich the Stone Cross St George’s Parade is still the largest in the world.
Many people believe that today should be a national holiday in England and at least one company believes so too.
Doncaster based ‘One Call Insurance’ has given its entire non-emergency staff the day off.
Well done to the bosses there, we believe that other companies should do the same next year.
Maybe if English people knew that companies, such as ‘One Call’, were prepared to put patriotism before profit they would favour such companies over foreign owned firms. If this were publicised it may spur other companies to do the same in future.
From small acorns mighty English Oaks will grow.