Britishness

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

Paying to Be In the Company We Prefer to Keep

Katie Hopkins | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

Sat in sunny Rhodes, I am acutely aware that the families sitting in the 'deluxe' area of the resort have one unspoken benefit. They have paid to be amongst the sort of company they prefer to keep.

How Racially Tolerant Is Britain?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

Do you think Britain is an intolerant society? With all the talk of "immigrants taking our jobs", Islam being "incompatible" with being British not...

Thatcher and Immigration: Can the White Majority be Reassured?

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

The multicultural, colour-blind and ethno-nationalist visions coexist, and point to distinct national utopias.

Would the End of Great Britain Mean the Rebirth of Little England?

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Despite the gloomy economic circumstances, England has a lot to celebrate; it is a beautiful and tolerant multicultural society that has contributed a great deal to the world socially, politically and culturally. Yet the 'English question' has only been prodded and poked by the political classes rather than substantially addressed.

Building a Better Britain Down Under?

Paul Ward | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Ward

After the Olympics, the British are patriotic but pessimistic, it seems. A recent survey and report undertaken at the University of Huddersfield found that six out of ten people would like to emigrate but want to move to a country that shares a sense of Britishness and its values.

Making It Easier to Be British

Dr Varun Uberoi | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Varun Uberoi

Those currently running Miliband's policy review and roundtables at the Department for Local Government and Communities on 'integration' must look beyond the anti-multiculturalist rhetoric to note how leading politicians endorse the multiculturalist goal of Britishness being more inclusive; as their doing so raises difficult questions.

Making It Easier to Be British

Dr Varun Uberoi | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Varun Uberoi

Those currently running Miliband's policy review and roundtables at the Department for Local Government and Communities on 'integration' must look beyond the anti-multiculturalist rhetoric to note how leading politicians endorse the multiculturalist goal of Britishness being more inclusive; as their doing so raises difficult questions.

Making It Easier to Be British

Dr Varun Uberoi | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Varun Uberoi

Those currently running Miliband's policy review and roundtables at the Department for Local Government and Communities on 'integration' must look beyond the anti-multiculturalist rhetoric to note how leading politicians endorse the multiculturalist goal of Britishness being more inclusive; as their doing so raises difficult questions.

Ten Things You Should Know About Black History Month

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The 1st of October marks the start of Black History Month, a cultural celebration and remembrance for notable people and events in the history of the ...

'British', a Poem for London 2012 and Team GB

Musa Okwonga | Posted 13.10.2012 | Home
Musa Okwonga

This is What it means to be British - To take part in a race, Hoping to win - But expecting a last-place finish. Yes, this is British -

Why is the BBC's 'Hollow Crown' So Important to Britain and Britishness

Kayte Ferris | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kayte Ferris

This is what Britain needs to concentrate on. Murray has lost Wimbledon, and what with all the hype I'm sure we'll do dismally at the Olympics. But we can be proud of our cultural output, from the sixteenth century to the present day. The Hollow Crown, elbowing its way through all of those Olympic adverts, screams "LOOK OVER HERE! LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO!"

British Citizenship Test To Be Rewritten

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The citizenship test taken by foreign nationals is to be rewritten by the government. Immigrants will have to learn the first verse of the national...

British Citizenship Test To Be Rewritten

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The citizenship test taken by foreign nationals is to be rewritten by the government. Immigrants will have to learn the first verse of the national...

Quintessentially British

Freddie Clamp | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Sport
Freddie Clamp

Sipping Earl Grey from a china mug whilst reading the Telegraph following a strenuous coffee morning at the Country Club - stereotypically British. True, this is a stereotype that would be recognised worldwide, but as a sports fan what does it mean to be quintessentially British?

'Make Bradford British': Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Programme

Dr Andrew Mycock | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Mycock

The first episode of the Channel 4 series, Make Bradford British, sought to address the challenges of developing an inclusive British national identity that accommodates the multicultural reality of daily life in many town and cities across the UK.

Make Bradford British: More Cultural Superiority From Channel 4

Iman Qureshi | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Iman Qureshi

Congratulations to Channel 4 who've discovered - following the success of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - the elixir for TV success: a tabloidy title; a hackneyed premise; a sprinkle of polemic farcical characters; a dash of cultural superiority; and a simple reduction of complex issues into black and white. Or in this case, brown.

Travelling Light at the Whitechapel Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 19.02.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

How would you explain Britishness? If we were introducing a foreign ambassador to Britannia with no prior knowledge of her, save for the embarrassing 'ums' and 'ahs' of Mr Bean and Hugh Grant, we would surely draw on a few comfortable self-induced stereotypes.

The Riots in Some English Cities

Peter Curran | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

Sunday, 14 August 2011 The riots in some English cities The title of this blog represents the only accurate locational description of what happened o...