Friday, 23 April 2010
Happy St Georges Day
The Tameside Council initiative at promoting St Georges Day appears to have been a massive success. Barring major football events I can never recalling seeing so many England flags on one day. The chap in the mobility scooter really summed up the essence of it for me. I saw him near Windmill Lane resplendent with his flags and silk red rose - he looked ever so proud flying the flag for England.
Looking at the flags and associated regalia I could not help think if rekindling English nationalism is a wise move in a multicultural society. For over three centuries since the Acts of Union English nationalism has been dormant. Prior to that I suspect the Scots, Irish, Welsh and French would have testified when English nationalism wakes and becomes rampant nobody in close proximity is safe.
The recent phenomenal rise of The English Defence League can, in my opinion, be directly attributable to the promotion of English nationalism by those intent on breaking up the United Kingdom.
The problem for multiculturalists is; if English nationalism ever takes a hold, the task of selling their dream of ‘multicultural utopia’ will become infinitely harder because thanks to Labour anyone from any part of the world can gain a British passport and become a British citizen but one thing they can never become is English. In Ivory Towers they should remember this saying: British By Birth... English By The Grace Of God!...