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Football tells the story of who we, the English, are today

Football tells the story of who we, the English, are today Date: 9 July 2021

It was that glorious summer when Football Came Home that changed how I felt about England. That the most confident […]

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Show your support for #EnglandTogether

Show your support for #EnglandTogether Date: 7 July 2021

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.”

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Euro 2020 game “the biggest shared moment in England so far this year”

Euro 2020 game “the biggest shared moment in England so far this year” Date: 2 June 2021

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.

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Not everyone feels invited to the St George’s Day party yet – but appetite exists for patron saint to bring multi-ethnic England together

Not everyone feels invited to the St George’s Day party yet – but appetite exists for patron saint to bring multi-ethnic England together Date: 23 April 2021

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.

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Ten things we know (or don’t know) about St George’s Day

Ten things we know (or don’t know) about St George’s Day Date: 22 April 2015

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.

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England should get what England wants – it’s time to find out what that is

England should get what England wants – it’s time to find out what that is Date: 26 September 2014

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.

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Amis’s view that English equals white is out of date

Amis’s view that English equals white is out of date Date: 18 March 2014

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.

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English should learn from St Patrick’s and celebrate own saint

English should learn from St Patrick’s and celebrate own saint Date: 17 March 2014

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.

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VIDEO: England and the north

VIDEO: England and the north Date: 26 November 2013

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.

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