Making the day of each general election a national holiday has been endorsed by MPs as part of a package of proposed changes to try to boost voter turnout.
The Commons political and constitutional reform committee said it could help restore “greater esteem and excitement” to the electoral process.
There is no esteem and excitement to the electoral process. Largely because we know that those standing for election are, by definition, a bunch of shits. We just don’t care very much whether it’s the Pepsi or the Coke party that sits on the gravy train.
When there is an issue of importance at stake, as with the Sottish referendum, voting rates soar.
The fault is in the stars of the political system, not ourselves.
BTW, a bank holiday costs the UK economy £2.3 billion. So, in order to lavish more attention on political egos we should all be made even poorer?