st george's day
If we push for a space where being English is defined as love of English culture and the land’s institutions and values, rather than place of birth and ancestry, we can explore an England that is open, tolerant and inclusive.
You're 200+ years too late.
Self-declared party of patriots, Britain First, celebrated St George’s Day by doing what it does best - cocking things up
'Where Theresa May divides, Labour will unite our four nations.'
A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint’s day of each of the home nations
It's one of those amusing quirks of history that we have a national patron saint who never visited England, would not have spoken the language of these isles at that time and probably could not even name this little island - which was not to be known as England until another 500 years after his death.
Although the legend of George and the Dragon is well known, there is strong evidence the man really existed. A Roman soldier who in 303AD was martyred for refusing to denounce his Christian faith, George was canonised in 494AD. Probably of Greek origin, he died in what is now Turkey with the dragon myth emerging later from Beirut.
Time for a reminder of who St George actually was. Which didn't go down too well. And then there was tripe like this. Oh
We're not usually the type to boast. England is where the show simply goes on, come rain or shine. Just think of all those bodies dancing in the mud at Glastonbury or the theatregoers in their transparent rain ponchos gasping at the last scenes of an outdoor performance of Othello.