To mark something specifically British, and thereby to provide the opportunity throughout the length and breadth of our Islands, for those who wish, to celebrate the United Kingdom, to reflect on the value of the UK, and on our history and accomplishments, and on the importance of our British identity; and to have a day off work.
THE BEST DATE?
Which date is appropriate?
It has to be a date which is specifically British, in that it has to be relevant to all parts of the United Kingdom, not just predominantly one area.
It must be a date which is able to unite the most people behind it. Therefore, it must avoid political controversy as much as possible.
In the past we've seen people suggesting dates which fall into the following categories. Within these categories, these are the main dates which have been suggested.