Podcast: A shared national story? English identity to Covid-19.
Martin and Steve welcome former Labour MP and Cabinet Minister Professor John Denham to talk about patriotism, national identity and how to create a shared national story after the Covid-19 crisis. We also touch on Labour’s problems with English identity and the arguments for a progressive patriotism. Listen on Podbean, Spotify or Itunes.
“There is a real paradox. England and the English are barely talked about in national debate. We have no national political institutions, people say Britain when they mean England. And yet the politics of England, the UK and Europe has been reshaped by those who emphasise their English identity and still we do’;t talk about England.
Professor John Denham.
You can read more from John on his blog The Optimistic Patriot: