Leaders clash over nationalism v patriotism
Is nationalism always bad? Emmanuel Macron has launched a very thinly-veiled attack on self-proclaimed nationalist Donald Trump, describing the ideology as a “betrayal of patriotism”.
Treason says Trump as aide declares resistance
Patriotism or treason? A mystery White House official has written a shock article claiming they are part of a “resistance” working to frustrate the president’s “reckless decisions”.
‘Betrayal’: UK passports to be made in Europe
Should British passports be made abroad? That will happen from 2019, and many people are not happy about it. Passports are important documents, but their significance has changed over time…
Battle rages over meaning of first world war
As Europe prepares to commemorate the ‘Great War’, disputes have grown about how to interpret the conflict: is the row unseemly, or a valuable debate about history’s meaning?
Pacifists bid for place in war commemorations
The government’s plans for commemorating World War One are under attack on two fronts: to some they seem jingoistic, to others too meek. Was the war necessary, or simply evil?
Miliband family v Daily Mail: public rage mounts
The Daily Mail has claimed the Labour leader’s father ‘hated Britain’ and left an ‘evil’ legacy. Ed Miliband furiously denies it. How do we judge if a person loves their country?
James Bond’s patriotism shaken not stirred
To mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, ‘Skyfall’ asks audiences to question the agent’s patriotism. What kind of country has the England he serves become?
Prime Minister picks Jerusalem for English anthem
England does not have its own national anthem. Today, there is talk of that changing – and David Cameron has put forward Jerusalem as his favourite for England’s official song.
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...