'Fear of the future is so deep in our hearts / We'll all but destroy ourselves'
Saturday, 27 February 2010
A personification of the worst we have to offer...
A cocky philistine holds forth, claiming to speak for all upstanding Englishmen:
A non-country? Only through the eyes of the stereotypical English tourist, so memorably captured by William Donaldson in his Henry Root travelogues.
Quite how Farage would define his perceived British supremacy is a moot point. Presumably the usual sordid mix of imperialism, Thatcherism and generic xenophobia. The Left cannot think of aligning themselves at all with this man or his party; a desire to reform EU institutions should be backed up by a cultural Europeanism. Pride and humility, reclaiming our shared culture - thinking - and, by definition, critical - Europeanism is the only way.