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Empty Identities

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

War, truth and memory

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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Scotland's Future Empire

The Scottish Independence vote on September 18th will decide whether the country secedes from the United Kingdom. Its impact on the UK will be significant, as are the ramifications across… 431 more words

National Identity

Scottish Independence and The British Reaction

Some Half-Baked Thoughts on Scottish Independence.

There’s a lot of melodrama over the Scottish independence vote.

What do we lose if they leave and what do we gain if they stay? 160 more words


The Great Beast of Great British nationalisms


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.

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What makes Scotland brave?

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


The Darkened Ages

“You see this boat, children?  Do you know who used to row boats like that?  Slaves.  All slaves.  They were chained to their oars, and they were whipped to make them work, and if the ship sank they went down with it.  792 more words

Vanitas Vanitatum