• ‘Rule Britannia’ And The Said Ruins Of British Culture

    When the news broke that the BBC were considering removing renowned patriotic anthems/hymns from the ending of the proms, surveys were compiled, polls were conducted and the general feeling from the masses was that this was a calculated attempt by the left to eradicate British culture and that this...
  • Nationalism and national pride: should we celebrate St. George’s Day?

    National pride is something that many people find deeply divisive in the UK, especially when it comes to England. You’d think it divides quite neatly down the middle of the political spectrum. You expect it from UKIP and the right, all the painting faces red-and-white and draping a St...
  • Nationalism: A Naïve Foreigner’s Perspective

    Last Thursday I had a conversation with a friend that left me feeling distressed. With it being the queen’s birthday, my friend had cheerfully informed me (the naive foreigner) that this was only one of them. She has her official birthday in June. This is an odd state of...