Wednesday, 29 April 2009
St. George's Day
Well done to Boris Johnson for at least trying to get St. George's Day going as a national festival. For too long we have kept quiet about being proud of our country. For too long we have accepted the insidious betrayal that has gone on in the town halls, the teacher training colleges, the social services and in Downing Street itself. I believe that this betrayal has led to a catastrophic decline in our standards, our manners and morals, the education of our children, our buildings and our art. English patriotism has become a matter for scorn and derision, and if one admits to love of one's country one is accused of being either racist or jingoistic. I am neither - I just want to be allowed to be proud of my country, as are other nations, and to say so.