Archive for 1994

All the articles posted on this website can be found here, organised in chronological sequence according to their date of writing or first publication.

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Wrapped in the Tatters of the Flag »

December 31st, 1994 | Posted in: Articles General, Englishness and British national identity

John Major’s new-year resolution for 1995 was to remind us that we should be proud to be British. In the approach to a conference in which Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd would seek to emphasise Britishness, I argued that more flag-waving was the last thing we needed, and that real patriotism would lie in recreating a country that deserved the people’s confidence. Published in the Guardian, 31 December 1994.

How the Hobbits saved the world »

April 23rd, 1994 | Posted in: Articles General, Englishness and British national identity

A review of Meredith Veldman’s book, Fantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain. Published in the Guardian, 23 April 1994.