Friday, January 28, 2011

Mondayising public holidays

Labour is putting its money where its mouth is on public holidays, and is putting up a bill to Mondayize Anzac Day and Waitangi Day. While it will be too late to help us this year (when we are robbed of both), it will at least future-proof us for the two years in seven where we lose one of those holidays to a weekend.

National is on record as opposing any change. Hopefully that will come back to bite them. This is a popular measure, and it taps into our national identity ("holidays in the sun" is an important part of who we think we are); its difficult to see how Labour loses by promoting it.