Tuesday, April 20, 2010

St George who?

Three days to St George’s Day and it would seem a fair proportion of the English population are unaware of the fact:
Only a third of people were aware that the celebration of St George was this Friday, while forty per cent did not know why he is the patron saint, a study revealed yesterday. (MON)

Political correctness and a fear of appearing racist were said to be the main factors in the apparent lack of patriotism in England, along with the increasing influence of the European Union.

Six per cent of English men and women are "scared" to fly the St George's Cross, while one in six fear they would be told to take it down according to the report, commissioned by This England magazine.

Twenty per cent blamed a broken society for their lack of patriotism, while half said they had been patriotic in the past
Understand some of the explanations there but "broken society"?
Wouldn't that increase the likelihood of people wanting a central identity to focus on?

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