From Our Kingdom:
Historian Richard Weight called for a progressive nationalism that emphasised the hybridity of English identity, noting that "there's a hyphen in Anglo-Saxon."
What a twit. The vast majority of us know the English aren't a "pure race". What about challenging the racist "Celtic" twaddle emanating from Scotland, Wales and Cornwall? No hyphen in "Celtic", and no sense of reality, either.
This e-mail from a Scots Nat on the comments thread made us smile:
The current fiction is that Britain is a unitary state and always has been. Once England and Englishness are acknowledged as a nation and a nationality Scotland and Wales have to get the same treatment. Currently they are considered and treated as provinces of a unitary Anglo-Britain.
But England doesn't exist, dear - it's artificial regions, ruled by a Scottish Raj. It's a Scoto-Britain if anything. You can even die in England for want of medication available on the NHS in Scotland(subsidised by the English).
What will it take to make some people pull their heads out of their arses?