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Uneasy Englishness?

In 2011 I travelled to the French alps with some fellow Brits. We began talking on the bus and this inevitably led to questions of where everyone was from. I said I was British and came from Southampton, at which point the remaining travellers revealed their own hometowns and national identities. In all; four were […]


‘Twas the week before the election…

As the smell of mulled wine and mince pies descends upon us, politicians of all creeds are scrambling to campaign for a pivotal Christmas election, the results of which could have dramatic consequences for future generations. Before we get too distracted by cheeseboards and re-runs of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, let us examine some of […]