National Pride

The Week That Was: A Small but Proud Island

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

There is absolutely nothing like someone criticising the British to bring the British together. Remember just before the Olympics last year, when we were all still convinced it was going to be a total flop, and then US presidential candidate Mitt Romney came over, essentially said the same thing, and, well, we all went a little nuts? Fast forward a year and a bit, and with Cameron licking his wounds over his Syria Commons defeat, one of Vladimir Putin's senior aides steps in with a nicely timed insult, and we're lining up behind the PM to defend our glorious nation.

Olympic Fever: I Was Wrong

Ruth Dawkins | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ruth Dawkins

It was bonkers, and brilliant, and I completely loved it. For once, I am very, very happy to admit that I was wrong.

Europe: Get Off Your Knees Or Learn Chinese

Jason O'Mahony | Posted 22.08.2011 | UK Politics
Jason O'Mahony

The reason we must reject a return to isolationist nationalism in Europe is the fact that we live on Earth. This is 21st century Earth, where our values of tolerance, religious freedom, equality, freedom of speech, democratic government, indeed our ability to run our very societies are under assault.