The main inspiration was our black cat Bagherra who joined the family when we were living in St Margarets, near Richmond back in the mid 90s. Those who favour this change see it as a concrete step towards unity which would also make life easier for those in government, education, tourism and so forth who have to plan around holidays inherited from our religious heritage. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Sites complies with applicable law and regulation.
Unfortunately, support for input types introduced in HTML5 is sparse, especially by Internet Explorer, where even IE10 has only implemented a handful of them. Importantly, as none of the operators are techies, we needed something easy to operate and because we are a 24 hour operation we wanted something robust. And like a relationship, when it's got stale, joyless, boring and sometimes painful taking it on holiday seems to do the trick.