‘Appetite to discuss Englishness alive and well in north-east’ | M. Rhodes- British Future

‘Appetite to discuss Englishness alive and well in north-east’ | M. Rhodes- British Future

Englishness is something that is felt rather than “thought through” and cannot ultimately be reduced to constitutional tinkering by dealing with the “West Lothian Question” (although the need for political reform should not be completely ignored). Perhaps softer forms of cultural expression, where appropriate, would help the English to find a voice – a bank holiday for St George’s Day, being more confident about flying the flag of St George alongside (sometimes instead of) the Union Jack or even finally deciding that we should have our own national anthem.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s