Friday, 23 May 2008

From the Spectator Blog

Wednesday, 21st May 2008
Labour Conference abolishes Britishness
James Forsyth 6:09pm

I’ve just been filing in an application for credentials to the Labour party conference and was gobsmacked to find that you could not declare your nationality to be British. Instead, you had to pick English, Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh or a foreign nationality.

I’m sure that this is just an oversight. But given how much Gordon Brown talks about Britishness and the giant Union flag backdrop at the special Labour conference that elected him leader, it is rather amusing. I’m now considering starting a campaign: British passes for British hacks.

Independence Cymru says: we call on the Labour Party to officially abolish this illusory sense of "Britishness". Our nations have matured beyond Britain.

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