Listen: England, Brinson And Scotland discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"Draw the distinction. But actually, if you are in England that sense of under representation that sense of powerlessness is really very powerful, and you can hear it. You can knock on doors and people say you're not even allowed so your English anymore and thinking, historically, John. How have we historically ended up in this position where selene learned English identities? It seems such a sort of buried subject. It's like I save empire really British identity grew up as the identity of empire, and you had a British imperial government. And then as the empire fell away, you had a British government and the British unit tree state, and that's how if you like the ruling elites conceived if things over time, of course, whales wanted autonomy Scotland wanted autonomy. But that old way of thinking that we had to talk about Britain and British government just stayed in the system, for example, the labor party our party in Scotland says it's rebuilding Scotland in Wales says, it's rebuilding Wales. And in England, we say, we're rebuilding Brinson. And you find this over and over again, he said, well, you not your all your policies. If ring we're rebuilding Brinson. And so even in the most radical insurrectionary labor person you and I have ever known. We are stuck with the language of empire. So you said earlier that Englishness there is a link between people identifying as English and then voting for Brexit. It's not it's not sort of, you know, not everybody, but it's more common. When"