Being British

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Being British

There is a lot of talk about losing identity if we remain in the EU. The problem is not "will we lose our identity if we REMAIN in the EU?" but why do we not have an English identity? Currently if we declare we are English and fly the St Georges Cross - or the Union Flag - we are told to "STOP!" because we may upset someone.
If we remain in the EU the claim is that we will loose our identity - what identity? The Irish celebrate St Patrick's Day, the Scots St Andrew's, the Welsh St David's but the English are embarrassed about St George's Day. When was there a National celebration of St George's Day? Here in The Broad Acres we even celebrate Yorkshire Day but not St George's. Why? Because we might upset some minority group!
Being in the EU has not made Eire less Irish but if we REMAIN in the EU, perhaps we might, just might, start to celebrate our Englishness - and if we do not, we have only ourselves to blame! After all the Welsh will always be Welsh and proud of it just like the Irish Irish and the Scottish Scottish - shame the English are not allowed to celebrate being English.
In conclusion, how can leaving make us more British we aren't that now and that's not the fault of the EU, it's OURS!
John Kelly John Kelly
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The reason for the 'lack of English identity's is that for decades the socialist and Linden way of thinking has permeated local Government policy making, on the one hand socialism considers nationalist pride as an anathema to their internationalist idyll, while Liberal thinking is so timid that they banish everything from public Christmas decorations to white taxi drivers displaying St Georges flag on April 23 Rd or during sports tournament's or displaying the Union flag inside their privately owned vehicles for the Queen's birthday or in commemoration of the sacrifice of our armed forces in defence of our country for fear of offending ethnic minority groups of followers of particular faiths that cannot or will not assimilate into our culture.
Yet no such ban has ever been applied to Irish flags being displayed on 17 the of March or the Pakistani or Bangladesh flags being flown on cars driven by young Muslim men who noisily race around our streets at the end of Ramadan shouting Allah u  Akbar.