‘Has the nation reached its sell-by date?’ | M. McIntosh- University of Cambridge: Research

‘Has the nation reached its sell-by date?’ | M. McIntosh- University of Cambridge: Research

 The Olympics last year saw the most unrestrained celebrations of Britishness – and the most transcendent presence of the Union Jack – that many of us have ever witnessed. The riots in 2011 incited numerous pronouncements on why the rioters, because of their actions or – as David Starkey would have it in his infamous declaration onNewsnight that ‘the white have become black’ – because of their colour, were not, really, British like we are.

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