It was that glorious summer when Football Came Home that changed how I felt about England. That the most confident […]
A new campaign for Euro 2020 is asking England football fans to show their support for the Three Lions and for an inclusive England. “Football’s coming home – and it’s a home we all share.”
England’s football team has a rare ability to unite people in England, British Future said ahead of “the biggest shared moment in England so far this year” – Saturday’s Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine.
St George’s Day could be a moment when people in England from every background come together, but that just isn’t happening yet. We need to ensure that everyone feels invited to the party.
Many of us in England will be celebrating St George’s Day this week, commemorating the nation’s patron saint. Others will remain unaware, or wonder why there’s nothing much happening in their local area. British Future’s Steve Ballinger looks at what we think about St George’s Day and what we know, or don’t know, about England’s patron saint.
Any party that keeps wondering whether the ‘English question’ really needs to be asked will find itself shut out of the conversation, writes Sunder Katwala. Instead they should make it clear that they want to find an answer.
Martin Amis’s recent claim that white skin is still a key attribute of being English is at odds with public sentiment, especially views held by the young, writes Jemimah Steinfeld.
Liberals who still fear that the St George’s flag is associated with far-right groups should take a lead from the Irish and celebrate their patron saint, writes Steve Ballinger.
Englishness is on the rise. On Wednesday 20th November a wide range of people came together to debate this question in Manchester as part of the Festival of Englishness, co-hosted by British Future, IPPR and the Social Action and Research Foundation. Listen to what various speakers at the event had to say.