It’s part of the broader issue of whether we’re going to have a shrill, sour, form of english nationhood based on resentment and loss, or if we’re going to build a new positive English nationhood, within a federal United Kingdom. The one thing is missing is an identity for England and the anthem itself is part of what we want to take on.
Congratulations to Iceland on their historic and well-deserved victory over a hapless England last night. The Iceland players and travelling fans are a credit to their country. If only the same could be said for our players and fans. The film [...]