The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee May Be Getting Us A Day Off Work This Summer

Extra Bank Holiday say whaaaaat?!

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It's debatable how 'useful' the British monarchy is.

We don't know whether the tourism they bring in balances the taxes they take out.

Or whether the message of inequality from having God-given authority is balanced out by their services to charity.

What we do know, is that they get us some hot-diggity-damn fabulous Bank Holidays, and to that we say.

Yas Queen.

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Queenie is celebrating her Sapphire jubilee this year - making her our longest reigning monarch at 65 years.

65 years! Sounds like a party to us.

Back 2012, we got a Bank Holiday for her Silver Jubilee, and that's only 60 years, peanuts in comparison.

And who's pushing this great nation to get a Bonk- we mean Booze- no, Bank Holiday for the big six five?

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None other than Romford's Conservative MP, Andrew Rosindell, who sounds like a swell guy to us. We mean, we don't know literally anything about him, but he seems like a real stand-up bloke, wouldn't you say?

Andy told the Evening Standard, 'It's the first time we've had any Sapphire Jubilee and if we let this go by and don't have some sort of national day of celebration, it'll be a missed opportunity.'

'It's also for the young people - I remember the Silver Jubilee as a kid and learnt how important these national occasions are.'

He took his idea to the Commons today, and we're yet to see if they are buying his, 'do it for the children' argument.

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It's not going to be until June, but it may be worth stockpiling the Pimms and portable BBQs now - it's going to be a good'un.

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