Keir Starmer’s comments on a bank holiday if England win Euros as King Charles demands

England will take on Spain in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin after defeating the Netherlands and Prime Minister Keir Starmer has revealed his approach to a new bank holiday for the nation

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England fans WILL be treated to a bank holiday if Gareth Southgate’s side win Euro 2024… should Prime Minister Keir Starmer have his way.

The Three Lions will take on Spain in Sunday night’s final in Berlin, a match Starmer will be in. They booked their place after Ollie Watkins’ dramatic late goal against the Netherlands. Fans have called for a bank holiday should the Three Lions end their 58-year wait for a major trophy. And it seems Starmer would be on board with the idea.

Asked if there will be an extra day off if England win on Sunday, he said: “We should really mark the occasion, I don’t want to jinx it. I went to the last European Championship final, I don’t want to go through that again. I don’t want to jinx anything but we have to mark it somehow. But the most important thing is to get it over the line on Sunday.”

The new prime minister previously shared his stance last year ahead of the Lionesses’ final clash against Spain in Australia. On Twitter, he wrote: “It’s almost 60 years since England won the World Cup. I’m never complacent about anything … but it should be a festive holiday if the Lionesses take it home.”

And he told The Mirror as much in an exclusive interview, explaining: “If they win it will be a truly historic achievement, an achievement that should be marked with a proper day of celebration.”

He has also dropped a similar hint during a meeting with US President Joe Biden. The latter told reporters that the Three Lions’ success was “all because of the Prime Minister”.

Starmer then replied: “Not lost a game under a Labor government.” A reporter asked: “Is football coming home, Prime Minister?” to which he quickly replied, “It looks like it.”

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