British Identity

Downton Abbey and the Rise of Ukip: Soft Nationalism and the Politics of Nostalgia

Malory Nye | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

I must confess that I am a fan of Downton Abbey. But I am worried about the programme, seriously worried. We should not underestimate what a successful TV show can do. Downton Abbey is, in fact, a form of soft nationalist porn that can probably be blamed for the rise of Ukip.

The Issue With Scottish Independence Is Not 'Yes' Or 'No', It Is When and How

Malory Nye | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Malory Nye

I feel in my bones that perhaps, yes quite maybe, that the time is now right to say The Time is Now, the time for Scotland to take charge of ourselves. A once in a lifetime opportunity for peaceful independence for Scotland should not be missed.

Why I Loathe Gove's 'British Values'

Minesh Parekh | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

Education secretary Michael Gove recently declared that all 20,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK, stating that this government 'will put the promotion of British values at the heart of what every school has to deliver for children'. But this raises several questions, most importantly: what actually are "British" values?

Cop Out? Banksy 'Captures British Identity' Best

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home

A poll to determine the single artwork that best encapsulates British identity has rated Banksy's image of kissing policemen number one. The result...

Think Tank Says 1948 Olympians Should Be Honoured: What's Changed Since The 'Austerity Games'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Olympians from the 1948 games who missed out on recognition should now be honoured, a new think-tank has said. As London prepares to play host to t...