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John Denham was a Labour MP from 1992 to 2015, and a Secretary of State 2007 to 2010. He is Director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics at Southampton University
The party’s reluctance to negotiate the complexities of national identity is beginning to look like an existential crisis.
Our memory of this time must be more than one of togetherness and solidarity. It must be that the people of England proved better than those in power.
Inspired by a Zadie Smith quote, a new campaign aims to “stretch the flag” of St George.
Almost half of all English voters would risk the peace process to leave the EU.
The “English nationalist” bogey quickly becomes a reason to marginalise the English, rather than listen to and engage with them.
A new poll suggests the identities are becoming mutually incompatible.
Police chiefs have warned England fans not to wave the St George’s flag during next month’s World Cup in Moscow.
England’s national story is more than cod medieval pageants and fake chain mail.
The country revealed by the collapse of Carillion is the same country that voted to “take back control”.
The current constitution could still leave Scottish MPs overruling dissident English Labour.