April 14, 2014

Waving the Flag for Britishness

Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Defining the idea of Britishness has never been easy. It is rooted partly in the history of the last three centuries, in memories of Empire and world wars, and partly in certain institutions, notably the Crown, Parliament, the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force. Yet there has never been institutional uniformity. The Church of England is not the Church of Scotland; the legal and educational systems of the two countries are not the same. Even the NHS has always been administered differently either side of the old Anglo-Scottish border.

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