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David Cameron on St George's Day

The silence from David Cameron's office about his views on St George's Day is deafening.

I reproduce below my emails to him on this subject.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gareth Young"
Sent: Tue, December 8, 2009 13:08
Subject: Re: St George's Day

Dear Mr Cameron,

In your speech "I will never take Scotland for granted" (15th September 2006) you said "No one is prouder of being English than I am". Yet you seem unable or unwilling to answer a question on what Conservative plans for St George's Day are.

If there is a reason you have not replied to my previous emails (see below) would you please do me the courtesy of telling me what it is?

Thank you,

Gareth

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gareth Young"
Sent: Thu, May 1, 2008 11:16
Subject: St George's Day

Dear Mr Cameron,

On the 18th April I emailed you to ask what plans the Conservatives had to mark St George's Day.

I drew your attention to Annabel Goldie's St Andrew's Day address which supported calls for St Andrew's Day to be a public holiday and banged on about what a great nation Scotland is.

When are the Conservatives going to do the same for England; where was the St George's Day address?

Best,

Gareth

----- Original Message -----
Subject: St George's Day
From: "Gareth Young"
Date: Fri, April 18, 2008 16:34

Dear Mr Cameron,

On St Andrew's Day the Conservative leader in Scotland gave a St Andrew's Day address.

What plans do the Conservative Party south of the border have to mark St George's Day?

Gareth

And this

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gareth Young"
Sent: Tue, December 8, 2009 12:40
Subject:Re: IPPR suggestions on Englishness

Dear Mr Cameron,

I am resending this email because you have not responded to it after eight
months.

In brief, do you support calls for an English national anthem and a public
holiday on St George's Day?

Best regards,

Gareth Young

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gareth Young"
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2009 10:17
Subject:IPPR suggestions on Englishness

Dear Mr Cameron,

On Monday the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) called for
greater recognition of English identity by public authorities and
suggested an English national anthem and a public holiday on St George's
Day as methods of facilitating this. Do you support these suggestions as
a way of celebrating the "sense of pride in being English and a growing
wish to celebrate our English heritage" that IPPR highlight?

Gareth

----- End of original message -----

Nick Bourne the Conservative leader in Wales has been agitating for a St David's Day holiday, so I wonder why David "No one is prouder of being English than I am" Cameron is not doing the same in England?

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