Theresa May announces Festival of Great Britain and NI plan


The government has announced plans for a Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take place in January 2022.

Downing Street described the nationwide festival as a “unique event” that echoes the 1851 Great Exhibition and will take place 70 years after the 1951 Festival of Britain.

“Just as millions of Britons celebrated their nation’s great achievements in 1951, we want to showcase what makes our country great today,” said Mrs May.

I think this is the single dumbest, most partisan idea I’ve ever heard.

A Guardian roundup of the suggested attractions include: games of pin the blame on a remainer, workshops on cooking chlorinated chicken and buying unregulated medicine on eBay, and the presence of an innovative jam pagoda.