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Posts Tagged: Nation and patriotism
While too many progressives sneer, as conservatives we recognise the power of national rituals to bring communities closer together.
English understatedness and reticence is all very well, but England isn’t the whole of the UK – and, like much else, Britishness needs its symbols.
Mark Lehain: “The Government stands unequivocally against critical race theory.” The significance of Badenoch’s speech this week.
The Campaign for Common Sense has four simple, low-effort, suggestions as to how schools can be helped to get back on track.
Superior pundits fail to see the Prime Minister’s debt to Disraeli, and consider Johnson such a scoundrel they underestimate his chances of success.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
Our tradition has never been the pomp and exuberance of Bastille Day or the Fourth of July. But we must do more to bring this country together.
These BBC Bourbons who have learned nothing and forgotten nothing risk precipitating their own downfall
Anyone else would have known that vandalising the Last Night of the Proms would provoke a furious reaction.
Ministers proclaim that social reform is patriotic.
James Frayne: Why a populist programme wouldn’t work for Johnson. Working class voters aren’t values votes.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
Dean Godson: There are plenty of ideas on the centre-right. Here’s how it can create a new, decent, patriotric consensus.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
In his new book, Jeremy Black traces the history of Britain’s relations with the Continent, and how it bears on the Brexit debate.
Not yet angry – but patriotic and bewildered. Fear of betrayal is the dominant emotion at the Leave Means Leave rally
Farage urged everyone to prepare for a second referendum, and concluded: “Next time, as far as I’m concerned, it’s no more Mr Nice Guy.”
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?