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2014: England Needs An Answer

Since we English, unlike our Scottish neighbours, have not been asked the important question about the United Kingdom’s future, we deserve answers about the reality of a future England. Standing sentinel at a local War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, watching … Continue reading

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The BBC, English Identity & Scottish Independence

Since the SNP’s various victories in the elections on 5th May of this year, the topic has never really been out of the news. In one way or the other – whether falsified ‘statistics’ or exaggerated hyperbole – the notion … Continue reading

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On St George’s Day…

In our halls is hung Armoury of the invincible Knights of old: We must be free or die, who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold Which Milton held.-In every thing we are sprung Of Earth’s … Continue reading

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The Media and English Nationalism

On flicking through the Evening Standard this evening, I was met with an article written by someone named Sam Leith. He draws attention to the fact that “According to reports in yesterday’s newspapers, “almost half the country would back a … Continue reading

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The Forests of England

I have blogged before about the fundamental importance of England’s countryside. In terms of our national identity, our history, our myths and legends, our music and our very sense of ourselves, the natural environment is of irreplaceable, unquantifiable importance to … Continue reading

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Cameron, ‘the Country’ and England

Today, David Cameron emphasised his own personal ideology more strongly than anything resembling reality. Not surprising, you might say. Perhaps you might also say that it’s no surprise that in spite of the fact that, as this BBC wordle illustrates, … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and Middle England

When I blogged on David Miliband’s ham-fisted, awkwardly compiled and transparently opportunist article about England for the New Statesman, I, like many others had absolutely no idea what was to ensue. Well, sort of. I knew that some equally ham-fisted … Continue reading

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