I can’t really pinpoint an exact moment when I stopped feeling British; it was more of a process than a single event. There was a time just a few years ago when I remember feeling very proud to be both English and British, though always in that order, writes Ben Alltimes.
It’s the town where Dr Marten’s first made their mark, and Oliver Cromwell got his marching boots; British Future’s Rachael Jolley returns to Britain’s shoe town Northampton.
London may be known as a great financial centre, but it’s the arts that are at the heart of London life, says Robin Linnecar, one of the directors of the City of London Festival.
David Cameron would be tempted to choose Jerusalem as an English anthem for England’s sporting teams, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader has said, when asked by British Future.
The upsurge in belief in an English identity over the past five years is not the threat to modern Britain that many English believe it to be, says British Future director Sunder Katwala in a new interview.
Author and journalist Andrew Gimson asks whether St George’s Day can, or should, ever become for the English what St Patrick’s Day is for the Irish.
Following on from our director Sunder Katwala’s letter to the Prime Minister and our An Anthem For England campaign, here are some extended remarks from others also in favour of England having its own national anthem.
Director of British Future Sunder Katwala wrote to David Cameron for St. George’s Day, asking for the Prime Minister to encourage a positive and inclusive English identity by opening the debate on whether England should have its own anthem.