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The Kingdom of Diana

An extract from The Queen is Dead: London, 5 October 1997 Dearest Steven, Greetings from the Kingdom of Diana. I never thought I’d live to see a revolution in this country, but that’s almost what happened here after the Princess… Read More »The Kingdom of Diana

Gordon Who?

Excuse me, but who is our Prime Minister? No, really, who is he? Yesterday I saw a dour looking Scottish geezer who looked like he’d spent too long working in the basement of a bank give a painfully awkward speech… Read More »Gordon Who?

The Union is Over Already – But ‘Britain’ is Still Keeping England Down

by Mark Simpson (Guardian Unlimited, April 8, 2007) It’s over. ‘Britain’ and ‘Britishness’ are politically moribund terms. The proof? Scottish-flavoured New Labour’s recent laughable attempts to resurrect “Britishness” as an “inclusive” post-Imperial identity. Not so much because they flopped as… Read More »The Union is Over Already – But ‘Britain’ is Still Keeping England Down