Keir Starmer hints at Bank Holiday if England win Euro 2024 – ‘get it over line’

New Prime Minister Keir Starmer has hinted that Brits could be in for an extra Bank Holiday if England clinch victory in the Euro 2024 final against Spain on Sunday (July 14).

Capitalising on the feel-good mood of the nation, the PM expressed his belief that the nation should “certainly mark the occasion” if the team triumphs, while out at a NATO summit in Washington, US.

Shortly after England secured their spot in the final with a dramatic 2-1 win over the Netherlands last night, he had a meeting with Joe Biden in the Oval Office. When quizzed about whether football was coming home after the chat, Mr Starmer responded that “it looks like it.”

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The President chimed in: “It is good news indeed, it is all because of the Prime Minister.”

A day off? Yes please!
A day off? Yes please!

The footie-loving PM – who is an Arsenal fan – told reporters today (Thursday, July 11) that the result was “fantastic,” adding: “I managed to sneak away from one of my sessions for just five minutes which is when I saw Harry Kane score the first goal,” reports the Mirror.

“I missed the second one but it was brilliant. So on we go now, great chance. I’ve always said this team were going to go all the way so I’m really, really pleased and just good luck for Sunday.”

England fans have another reason to cheer for Southgate's men on Sunday
England fans have another reason to cheer for Southgate’s men on Sunday

Last year, he suggested there should be a Bank Holiday if the Lionesses won the World Cup. When asked if there would be an extra day off if England win on Sunday, he said: “We should certainly mark the occasion, I don’t want to jinx it. I went to the last Euros final, I don’t want to go through that again.

“I don’t want to jinx anything but we must mark it in some way. But the most important thing is getting it over the line on Sunday.”

The idea of giving the entire country a day off should be inspiration enough for Gareth Southgate’s men . . . we hope.

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