Britishness: the last refuge
...of politicians who don’t know who we are or what they stand for. Read Mick Hume’s column in The Times (London).
Wednesday 17 September:
‘To update Dr Samuel Johnson, it appears that “Britishness” is now the last refuge of a politician who hasn’t a clue in what country we live. New Labour is obsessed with promoting a shared sense of Britishness, claiming anything from an Olympic yachtsman to a chicken tikka masala as a safe symbol of “what unites us”. The latest chapter of this sad attempt to write a new island story is a pamphlet A More United Britain by Liam Byrne, the immigration minister…’
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