In a move that is sure to ruffle the feathers of traditionalists and patriots alike, British lawmakers have announced that St George’s Day will be renamed to “That Day When Liberals Endlessly Point Out That St George Wasn’t Even English.”
According to sources within Parliament, the decision was made after extensive consultations with liberal interest groups who expressed concerns that celebrating St George’s Day was exclusionary and failed to recognize the diversity of the British Isles.
“Let’s face it, St George was a Middle Eastern immigrant,” said one anonymous lawmaker. “He wasn’t even English, so how can we celebrate him as if he were some kind of national hero?”
The decision to rename the holiday has been met with fierce opposition from many quarters, with critics accusing lawmakers of pandering to political correctness and historical revisionism.
“I’m sick and tired of the left’s constant attempts to erase our national identity,” said Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party. “St George’s Day is a celebration of Englishness, and that’s something we should be proud of.”
Despite the controversy, lawmakers remain committed to the new name for the holiday and have vowed to make it a permanent fixture on the British calendar.
“We need to acknowledge the fact that England is a diverse and multicultural nation,” said one lawmaker. “Renaming St George’s Day is just one small step towards achieving that goal.”