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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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England, Scotland and the ‘Borderlands’

The announcement of the Scottish independence referendum – a decision equal in its short-sightedness and of comparable ignorance to the original moves towards devolution initiated by Tony Blair – has produced reactions ranging from narcissistic grandstanding, to pedantic infighting to … Continue reading

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Mass Criminality & Authoritarianism in England

“What an utter admission of failure, that after 50 years of the most lavish welfare state in the solar system, you cannot govern your country without soaking the citizenry in cold water and bombarding them with missiles from a safe … Continue reading

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The Left, the left and the English

It is not every day that this humble blogger is called ‘indomitable’. It is still less frequent that his writing is described as being ‘tosh’ (this is not to say that all my work has been met with universal praise… … 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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The Blood of the English

At the end of last month, a headline appeared in various newspapers boldly proclaiming that genetics had ‘proven’ that ‘the English’ are ‘largely German’. The various permutations of headline conveying this new ‘science’ were, if nothing else, tremendously revealing about … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman and England

This weekend, the world-famous steam locomotive, the London and North Eastern Railway’s A1 No.4472 Flying Scotsman, was finally unveiled after a lengthy restoration. Bedecked in its wartime black livery, the machine remains as ethereal, graceful and majestic as it did … Continue reading

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