Nationalism

The British Bank Holiday is a notoriously slow news day. Unless an untoward sighting of a royal backside occurs, hapless journalists are tied to their telephones in half empty offices hoping for a story to emerge. If the sun is shining and their spouses are burying their children in sand on British beaches, the misery of their Babylonian captivity is heightened.
The British National Party's subtly-named "truth truck" ground to a halt in Sunderland, after becoming wedged under a low
The Olympics are over, thank goodness. While it is a wonderful opportunity for athletes, some treat the Olympics as a reflection
It's not that I won't be supporting British athletes. I just wont do so simply because they happen to be British. They should have to earn praise from their audience based on merit, just like everyone else.
The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi in Egypt's presidential elections, and the strong showing of fundamentalist Salafis in legislative elections, completes a wave of Islamist electoral success that began in Tunisia and has swept the Arab world. One day soon, Islamist regimes may hold sway in an unbroken arc from Morocco to Turkey.
Supporting the England football team isn't fun is it? Sunday night was purgatory. Quite a lot about our national identity evokes mixed feelings, but what happens that changes sceptics to full on bouncing, jabbering national believers when the football comes round again?
Is the future of our flag in jeopardy? Has our flag become a logo that flogs cheap apparel during times of nationalism decided by marketing teams? If Scotland gain independence do we need to change the flag?
Two police officers were injured after having bottles thrown at them during a nationalist march. Missiles were hurled during
In my view, the cry for Scotland's Independence is at best folly and probably one of the worse ideas I have ever heard in my entire life.
A hundred years will pass in the blink of an eye. And when it does, nobody will be worried about whether we're Scots, English, Irish or Welsh. We'll just be people who used to belong to a great nation but are now too poorly skilled, under-qualified and unproductive to bother about.