Britishness

Here in Britain, the views of Islamic extremists are at odds with British values - followers of moderate Islam, conversely, are completely in sync
As it's revealed four in 10 people believe multiculturalism has undermined British culture.
You could drop in with a Christmas card, or stop for a chat, or invite them over for a mince pie
This week, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness publishes its final report – a call to arms for action on loneliness. The
"Watch people watch TV, you must be kidding", so goes the critique of the unexposed and the uninitiated. They are right to be dubious, in the age of Ex on the Beach, television execs have a lot to answer for. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this was my father's reaction when he found me watching a minute-long clip of Bristolian pensioners, Mary and Marina, chewing toffees in (near) silence.
If we wish to improve cohesion and integration, we need a radically different view about what it means to be British. It's about time those from ethnic minority backgrounds were not viewed with a gaze that seeks to imprison them within narrow allegiances.
Brexit and Gibraltar exposes how an isolationist country will fare outside the EU, and Britain has fallen right down that trapdoor.
Kenny was in the final medal race on the Velodrome track, and survived a scare when the race was paused as officials studied
A forceful and vengeful political vehicle that seeks to differentiate, demarcate and subsequently discriminate against Muslims and their communities this week's political approaches and their appropriation of British Muslim women are little different.
Theresa May and David Cameron say the Queen's Speech will contain proposals to limit the 'harmful activities' of extremists and to promote 'British values' and to stop activities that would undermine democracy. As simplistic political rhetoric it sounds a very obvious and desirable thing to do. Who can argue against that idea? But - it could be damaging to the very thing it is intended to protect.
Criminals may claim whatever they like, but accusing a whole community over their criminality will lead us nowhere.
Don't listen to Fox News, America: Birmingham isn't "totally Muslim". And while we're on the subject, here are 14 other things
Americans! And other foreigners! Want to celebrate Christmas like a Brit? Then simply follow the advice of Anglophenia's
From not quite catching someone's name to avoiding people you know, every Brit will be able to relate to these everyday terrors
11. We love Doctor Who. He's a national treasure (and so is Peter Capaldi. Trust us: you're going to love him). (That's Chatsworth
Britain! Land of thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Hugh Grant. OR IS IT? Not exactly, no. Whilst we hate to rain
We asked a sample of over 5,000 people about their attitudes to Britishness and British values, to religious charities and to Ramadan. The results paint what for me is an unsurprisingly positive picture of Britain's Muslim community, one that I believe much better reflects what we are about than the narrow stereotypes that dominate some sections of the media.
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...