As a follow up to my previous post I thought I would let you know, I wrote to my local MPs and I got a reply.
This is what they said:
Thank you for your recent Email forwarded to me by West Berkshire District Council.
I do have considerable sympathy for your concerns and your obvious passion regarding childrens education and the history of this Great Country. I am of an age when as a child, there was little restriction regarding such celebration. In fact I can remember when very young, attending a St Georges day Parade culminating in the rest of the day off from school.
However that is not the world that we now live in, as one of your local Councillors I frequently find levels of restriction imposed upon personal opinion. Political correctness, does however have considerable benefits in our current society as it ensures a mechanism not to unwittingly cause offence to the wide and varied structure of our community.
I wish you well in your efforts to achieve an additional Public Holiday, but I fear that the cost will ultimately be borne by the general public and perhaps it is support from the business community that is needed.
Well, I think the gist of the letter is that we can't celebrate St George's Day or put the word saint on the front of children's books, not only incase it offends people but, because it is too expensive.
What do you think? Maybe I've totally misunderstood.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
All the best,