The Archbishop of York has said that making St George's Day a public holiday would promote unity in England.
Dr John Sentamu asked an audience in Oxford: "Has the time come to make the Feast of St George, the Patron Saint of England, a public holiday?"
He said people needed to be more confident about their Englishness or risk extremists filling the vacuum.
"The truth is an all-embracing England, confident and hopeful in its own identity, is something to celebrate."
I believe this is the first time a public figure has spoken out on this subject so let's hope the message is getting through notwithstanding the foot-dragging of no.10.