The number of people not bothered about the royal wedding bank holiday has risen 2.5 million according to the latest unemployment figures, an increase of 49,000 in the three months to the end of November.
The April wedding has been declared a National holiday, but 49,000 people who back in August were quite looking forward to a day off, now really couldn’t give less of a shit.
One new job-seeker told us, “I’d been really looking forward being paid to stay in bed until late morning, watching some TV or having a session on the XBox, but now that I’m going to be doing that for free for the foreseeable future, it’s sort of taken the shine off things.”
The figures have highlighted that one in five 16 to 24-year-olds now don’t give a shit about the royal bank holiday, a rise of 32,000 to 951,000 of young people who don’t have the remotest interest in people being paid for a day off.
Unemployment up to 2.5 million
Many of the recently unemployed are also unhappy at the way they have been discriminated against, just because they don’t have a job from which to receive a day off at full pay.
One such complainant told us, “Oh I get it, because I’m not paying tax I’m not contributing towards to the cost of the wedding any more, so I don’t get the benefit of a paid holiday, is that what they’re saying?”
“Well I think that’s employmentist. If anything we should be given a job for one day just so we can be given the day off.”
“It’s only fair, I pay my taxes after all. Well, I used to.”