What is England?

June 6, 2016

In April I posted a link to the book that Anthony Barnet was writing, on line and live, as the referendum campaign progressed. He has just published probably its most important chapter (thanks to Carol for the heads up on on this) entitled “It’s England’s Brexit”. Everybody should read it.

When the dust settles after the refrendum the key question in English politics will be what is England and who speaks for it.

Back in 1985 this was what the Clash thought, in ‘This is England’, a song I often listen to as I stroll around London.

 
UPDATE: Couldn’t resist adding this fabulous song from 1990 – ‘Good Morning Britain’ by Aztec Camera featuring the Big Audio Dynamite and former The Clash guitarist Mick Jones. I absoluetly love this song.

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