Tag: National Identity
Cameron: immigration policy ‘hasn’t worked’
Top Conservatives suggest that ‘too much’ immigration makes a ‘cohesive society impossible’. But fans of the Great British Bake Off take a rather different view as the finale arrives.
Anita and Me: Finding British identity
Anita and Me is a novel about friendship and growing up — but its heroine also struggles with her English and Indian identities. Is it possible to define what it means to be ‘British’?
Flag wars rage in Belfast as Union colours fly
For over a month, rioters have terrorised the Northern Irish capital, ominously recalling the country’s troubled past. The cause of all this commotion? A simple flag.
Britain tastes tennis glory after 76 year drought
Just when Britain thought that its summer of sporting success was over, Scottish tennis player Andy Murray has finally triumphed at one of the world’s four ‘grand slam’ tournaments.
England arrive home after another battling defeat
Another penalty shootout, another quarter final defeat: England’s exit from Euro 2012 follows an all too familiar pattern. But in Britain, heroic failure is celebrated almost as much as success.
Britain’s Olympic show to star drizzle and jams
Spectacular plans for London’s Olympic opening ceremony have finally been unveiled. Cows, nurses and motorways all feature – but should Britain be showing off such an eccentric vision?
England celebrates dragon-slaying patron saint
Today is the feast day of St George, patron saint of England. Parties will be held around the country to mark the occasion – but a quarter of all Britons associate St George with racism, or...
Cameron enters national identity minefield
Prime Minister claims multiculturalism has left us segregated. Britain needs stronger national identity, he says, but many disagree.