With barely 72 hours to the all-important Euro 2020 final between England and Italy, pressure is mounting on the UK Prime Minister to declare Monday public Holiday.
PM Boris Johnson has refused to rule out the prospect of an emergency bank holiday should England win Euro 2020 this coming Sunday.
Asked during a visit to energy company Bulb’s central London headquarters on Thursday about the prospect of a bank holiday if England beat Italy in the final, Johnson said: “I think that would be tempting fate; let’s see what happens.”
Calls to have Monday off have intensified, with more than 100,000 signatures on a petition hosted on the Parliament website.
It reads: “Sunday 8pm is a difficult time for families to plan to be together for the event – knowing we have an additional day off the next day would significantly help this.”
“Furthermore, a historic win should be celebrated. It would be expected for the winning team to parade the trophy, and a bank holiday would be a perfect time to do this,” the statement added.
“Also, English people would naturally want to continue to enjoy the win, giving the retail and leisure industry a much-needed opportunity to make up lost revenues.”