Calls for bank holiday if England win the World Cup 

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It’s coming home. 

England have continued their improbable march towards World Cup glory after beating Sweden 2-0 in the quarter final in Samara on Saturday. 

The Three Lions are set for a semi-final showdown against Croatia on Wednesday night in Moscow. 

While it may have started as a bit tongue in cheek at the start of the World Cup, now it really is starting to feel like Football’s Coming Home. 

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And if England manage to make it to their first World Cup final since 1966 on Sunday and triumph, well the Labour party are calling for a bank holiday to be declared next Monday to let the country celebrate. 

In a tweet after the quarter final, the official Labour account wrote: ‘If it’s coming home – our workers deserve to be at home too! Say you stand with Jeremy Corbyn and tell the Tories to give us a national bank holiday if England win the World Cup, so we can celebrate together as a nation.’ 

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This is not the first time the Labour party have called for a bank holiday this World Cup, with Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry saying last month that one should be declared if any of the UK nations make it a World Cup final. 

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