Not only do Scottish Members want to establish a Parliament in Edinburgh or Aberdeen, but they want representation here as well. Those who represent English constituencies would never allow that.
Hansard, 24th November 1932
“The tapestry of England’s counties binds our nation together. This government has binned the arbitrary Government Office euro-regions, and instead, we are championing England’s traditional local identities which continue to run deep.
On Wednesday 23rd April, IASS’s Chris Allen took part in a cross-college event at St George’s Church in Edgbaston that reflected on the nature of Englishness in the context of the secular and the sacred.
David Cameron hailed the growing popularity of St George's Day celebrations as the UK basks in this week's spring sunshine.
I'm afraid the only solution to this problem is to create an English parliament and an English government, sitting in Winchester (or somewhere else; it doesn't really matter).
It is an issue which has laid dormant for centuries. But now, with attention on the Scottish independence referendum and Britain's future in the European Union alike, there is a certain restfulness developing among the English. Could it be they want more political clout than they already have
Plaid Cymru believe English MPs are asking too many questions during Commons' Welsh session, strengthening the case for a dedicated English parliament
Police probe English Democrats' Anna Cleves amid fake candidates claims ahead of Kent County Council elections
The right-wing English Democrats are at the centre of the inquiry following a complaint at least one of the nationalist party's candidates does not appear to exist.
Officers are examining the legitimacy of Anna Cleves, who is listed as a prospective English Democrats county councillor for Malling Central.
There are two English Democrats standing in Maidstone and five in Malling. There are no candidates in Weald.
According to Anna Cleves' nomination papers, she is registered as living at Elm House in Oakfield Road, Dartford.
But an investigation has revealed no such person is registered as living at the address, which itself appears to be fabricated.
Which leaves us with an English Assembly. I used to dismiss this as a nonsense, but it is growing on me. This should have equivalent power to the Scottish Parliament, whatever those are. That means an English First Minister and cabinet, control of education and the NHS, and, surely, over large chunks of tax.
Philip Dodd, Jesse Norman MP, Lord Maurice Glasman, the author Paul Kingsnorth, theatre director Lisa Goldman, Dr Joanne Parker of the English Department of Exeter University and the broadcaster and historian Michael Wood discuss the enigma of Englishness and its uses as an identity.
This week Alex Salmond was gifted the sort of opportunity he is supposed to dream of. A widely disliked silver spoon English Tory chancellor, who even cried at Margaret Thatcher's funeral, chooses England's national day to tell Scots in his iciest manner that the UK may not allow an independent Scotland to form a currency union with sterling.
The diverging politics of the Labour north and Conservative south make England look ever more like two nations. Reuniting them will be hard
During the debate on the first Irish Home Rule Bill in 1886, William Gladstone told the House of Commons: "If Ireland is to have domestic legislation for Irish affairs, they cannot come here for English or Scottish affairs."
He was wrong. For, 127 years later, we have home rule in Belfast, yet Northern Ireland MPs aren't shy of voting on the domestic affairs of England.
On St George's Day, it's time to ask: why is there no such thing as an 'English-American'? – Telegraph Blogs
We’ve all met a hyphenated American. Giant men in bad suits and a shock of white hair who will sidle up to you in a bar, gauge from your English accent that you might have some passing knowledge of “the old country” and then launch – and I mean launch – into a three-hour monologue about their fake Irish ancestry. “I’m from County Kerry,” it starts, in a heavy American accent that suggests he really, really isn’t.
The only undesirable groups that habitually use the English flag are the English Democrats and the English Defence League, neither of which are any more representative of the English people than Abu Hamza or Amjid Choudhary are of the Muslim population. The traditional peddlers of intolerance and prejudice are the British National Party and the National Front, both of which use the British flag and don’t even claim to be English groups. They are both active in all four member states of the UK.
St George’s Day – A day to celebrate England, Englishness, and all things English « Endeavour Public Affairs
In an exclusive article for Endeavour Public Affairs to mark St George’s Day, Greg Mulholland MP, explains what St George’s Day means to him, and why he thinks more people should celebrate it.
St George’s Day – A day to come together and be thankful for our history and this country’s achievements « Endeavour Public Affairs
In an exclusive article for Endeavour Public Affairs to mark St George’s Day, Philip Davies MP explains what St George’s Day means to him, and why he thinks more people should celebrate it.
St George’s Day – A day to celebrate a modern, vibrant democracy, confident in itself, proud of its identity, unapologetic about its Englishness « Endeavour Public Affairs
In an exclusive article for Endeavour Public Affairs to mark St George’s Day, John Mann MP explains what St George’s Day means to him, and why he thinks more people should celebrate it.
In our April tracker poll, we surveyed our supporters about their identity. Our questionnaire covered national and geographic identity, English devolution and the West Lothian question.
The launch of an English graphic counterpart to Captain America is not a hoax. But it's hard to take seriously
This year, there’s a sense that we no longer as a nation really know what what ‘Englishness’ really is, beyond Downton Abbey and the talky bits of Skyfall. But here’s the thing: we never had a sense of what ‘Englishness’ was.