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Celebrating Mr Broon's Heritage

Labour plans a British Day to aid patriotism | Uk News | News | Telegraph

Gordon Broon is considerin' creatin' a new "british day" tae celebrate traditional national values an' th' best ay home-groon culture, accordin' tae laboor ceilidh soorces. Gordon Broon believes a greater sense ay national identity is necessary in an era ay globalisation the idea coods be floated durin' his first 100 days as prime minister as part ay a personal drife tae build a greater sense ay patriotism. Mr Broon, fa will tak' ower as prime minister oan juin 27, has sit stoatin stair oan th' idea ay celebratin' "britishness" in a series ay speeches in preparation fur takin' ower at nae 10.

In other news it is revealed that Mr Brown is sensitive to charges about a Scot running the country


Presumably another Nu lab exercise in defining the culture of which they and their metropolitan supporters approve. Nothing of rural culture,then

Now where do you suppose St. George's day might fit in to all of this breast-beating patriotism? Isn't patriotism the last refuge of a scoundrel?

The real test of patriotism will be Brown's response to the kidnapping of five Britons in Iraq--

Given the size of the operation, the pusillanimous response of the British Government to the earlier kidnapping of Navy personnel by Iran, and repeated speculation in British newspapers about whether Brown will withdraw British troops from Iraq when he becomes PM, one inference seems reasonable: They are operators funded by Iran, and intend to use their captives to leverage British public opinion to support a pullout.

The captured men are believed to be working for a Canadian company, GardaWorld, and are former British Service personnel. We think they will prove a good deal less complaisant than the young Navy personnel. We are with them in spirit.

To the British government: Folding is NOT British form.

Re patriotism being the last refuge of a scoundrel. I think Dr Johnson was referring to a particular political movement, if you can call it that, in the mid/late eighteenth century - not quite what you or I might understand by the modern use of the word.

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