Posted by: secretperson | June 3, 2008

Britishness Day Getting Closer

Immigration minister Liam Byrne backs the August Bank Holiday for Brown’s beloved Britishness day. While this would be easier to implement than a new bank holiday, the number of times they have talked about this day I wouldn’t bet on it happening any time soon.

An interesting angle is that it is coming from the immigration minister, who puts it firmly in the ‘integrating immigrants’ camp rather than the ‘unionist vs nationalist’ one.



  1. I guess it’s outside of his remit to make the “defend Ukania” arguments? I do find it ridiculous that an Englishman with an Irish name should be exhorting us to be “British”…

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