“Don’t let the right have its way. The left must speak for England” – Guardian

Martin Kettle has written an important piece for the Guardian which looks at the issues covered in the BBC’s “English Question” week and references the work of the English Labour Network.

“A lot has been written since 2016 about whether the Brexit vote marked an eruption of English nationalism. My experience is that this debate gets ahead of itself rather too easily and that those who make the claim sometimes put their fingers on the scales for reasons of their own. Explicit English nationalism remains nonexistent or dormant, not active, unlike other nationalisms in these islands. That the Brexit vote was, in part, an immense expression of English identity is, on the other hand, beyond dispute.”

Read the full article here.

(Illustration: Eva Bee / Guardian website.)

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