A few recent pieces linking to the theme of civic patriotism…
“The heroes of England, past and present, are the ones who enhance our wellbeing – physically, intellectually, culturally. Think of the many outstanding English scientists and inventors; thoughtful critics and dedicated campaigners; the great writers, artists, and composers; outstanding stars in sports and entertainment; and above all, think of our abundance of everyday heroes, like our soldiers, teachers, police officers, firefighters, doctors, and nurses, and many others who dedicate their lives to serve our common good.”
“Moeen Ali is now one of the most significant cricketers of this generation because of that faith and because of his crucial status as a role model for British Asians.
“He wants kids like him to aspire to play for England, as I did.”
““As an English person, I would like to declare up front: I do not want to be English”. In a sentence, this tells you why the UK is no longer in the European Union.”