The Grimsby Telegraph reports Godders as saying:
Every year a big fuss is made about St Patrick’s Day and it would be fantastic if as much fuss was made about the patron saint of England.We don't have a lower number of public holidays than many European countries, we have the lowest number in Europe. St Andrew's Day is a public holiday in Scotland and St Patrick's Day is a public holiday in Northern Ireland.
There has been an improvement in public recognition over the past few years but it is really still a very low key event. It is something UKIP is pushing for and we have today set up an e-petition.
We have far fewer public holidays in this country than many European countries and I believe it would be appropriate for one to be instituted for St George.
I haven't found the e-petition yet but we'll post details when we get them.