Boris Johnson refused to rule out the possibility of an urgent banking vacation if England won the Euro 2020 on Sunday.
After defeating Denmark 2-1 at Wembley on Wednesday night, the Prime Minister was pressured to consider a one-time holiday if the three Lions won the tournament.
Johnson was asked about the outlook for Bank Holiday if England beat Italy in the final during a visit to central London for energy company Valve on Thursday. Let’s take a look at it for a while. “
There are growing calls for a break on Monday, with over 100,000 signatures on petitions hosted on the Congressional website.
“Sunday 8 pm is a difficult time for families to plan to attend an event together. Knowing that there will be additional holidays the next day can be very helpful.
“In addition, we need to celebrate a historic victory. The winning team is expected to parade the trophies, and bank holidays are the perfect time to do this.
“Also, the British people naturally want to continue to enjoy the victory, giving retail and leisure industries the coveted opportunity to make up for lost revenue.”
Downing Street has announced that it will “soon” start celebrations such as the England team’s victory parade.
An official spokesman for the Prime Minister said: Obviously, we want England to go to the end and win the final, and then we will come up with our plans in due course.
“Hopefully, if England keeps winning, we can make a plan.”
Downing Street also said employers could allow staff to get into work late Monday or flexibly allow them to take a break if England wins.
When settled at normal times, the match will end by 10 pm.
However, due to the possibility of overtime and penalty shootouts, the game may end near 11:00 pm.
Johnson has already stated that the pub can remain open until 11:15 pm this Sunday to reduce the risk of customers being told to leave before the match is over.
Wednesday’s victory over Denmark was overtime and ended around 10:45 pm.