During a candid conversation with a taxi driver, I felt a familiar sense of uneasiness when the discussion inevitably veered towards the topic of national identity. 493 more words
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Today I visited the Imperial War Museum (London), it’s been closed for a while having a re-fit and makeover. I went particularly for the exhibition: Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War, I took my camera as I’m looking to get back into photography and developing film and with no plans on a Saturday I decided to go. 891 more words
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One way or another, English nationalism, a beast the union kept in its cage, will prowl the land after the Scottish vote. If the Scots leave, of course, then nothing will stand in its way.
My Twitter feed is currently mobbed with thoughts, opinions and articles about the Scottish referendum. Given that, at its root, it is a debate about national identity, of course it arouses a great deal of interest and even – dare I say – passion, even from those ‘ordinarily apathetic’ English. 366 more words