England needs a constitutional convention - now
There is almost no vision for what the UK could look like post-referendum from the British elite. England's voice continues to be repressed. We have launched a petition calling for a constitutional convention, for England, and we hope you'll add your name to it - here's why.
The Daily Mail, the Milibands and the failure to talk about England
The Daily Mail said that Ralph Miliband hated Britain. Their evidence was quotes about England. This tells us much about the attitude to Englishness...
The Saddamisation of Bashar al-Assad: how Britain may just have escaped another Iraq
The Commons chose to stand back from the cusp of military intervention in Syria. Is this a knock for British national pride or a chance to learn from our imperial past?
We can’t resist privatisation unless we reinstate the national
The tragedy of privatisation in England is that it is controlled by that of Britain. Those reactionaries who then focus on the issues with Britain are diluting their cause; we need to concentrate our energies and campaigns in one direction – that of England and England alone.
The ‘Great British Summer’, or Last of the British Summer Wine?
The festivities around the London Olympics and Diamond Jubilee will paint a picture of a stable, timeless (simultaneously modern) Great Britain. But the Anglo-Britishness it appeals to is far from the present-day reality of contested identity and authority, in which England is preparing to speak.
Capital E Nationalism versus little e (and €) capitalism
To be a big player in Europe, England needs to be a big nation. Britain cannot fulfill that role because it is not a nation, but an empty shell.