Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Notes From A Small Bedroom ponders British identity.
On the other hand, apparently there are always two things about any subject. So for me what are the two things about Britishness? What sums up that ‘liberal individualism’ that Unity correctly identifies as the core feature of being a Briton?
  1. Mind your own fucking business.

  2. I said, mind your own fucking business.

Yeah, that sounds about right.

There's no more I can add to that really...


james higham said...

I feel this might also qualify:

"Wo' you lookin' a', eh?" *

[Biff - innocent passerby wipes blood from forehead, exit right]

* indicates occluded 't'

David B. Wildgoose said...

Since Devolution there is no longer a "British" identity, (which was largely held by the English anyway), now we are English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish.

Perhaps you should rephrase this as 4 questions, one for each nationality?

The results might be interesting... :-)

mr null said...

how about "I'm not racist, but...."

Alec said...

DBW commented:

“Since Devolution there is no longer a "British" identity…”

Each of the fifty states that make up the USA has their own Governor, Lt Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General etc. In addition, they have their own Legislatures that have far more wide-ranging lawmaking powers concerning criminal, civil and tax law than the three Toy-town devolved assemblies in the UK. Therefore, there can’t be such a thing as an “American” identity.

His premise would, also, apply to an “Australian”, “Canadian”, “German” or “Spanish” identity, to name but a few.

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...