The depressing rise of English nationalism and the decline of British patriotism

Happy St George’s Day, everyone! I love all the old St George’s Day traditions – newspaper articles asking what Englishness means, stories about councils banning St George’s Day celebrations, ultra-tedious Guardian pieces about how the “real” St George was Turkish or Palestinian and this only shows how vibrant and diverse English identity has always been and can we get Mary Seacole in there? Another recent tradition we’ve come to love is Labour politicians saying we should “reclaim” our flag from… Read on