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Centre for English Identity and Politics

Director's blog

An occasional blog by our Director Prof John Denham and a link to his personal blog, The Optimistic Patriot

Prof John Denham and Dr Lawrence McKay explore whether the debate on England's governance is held back by the identities and outlooks of England's elites.

Prof Michael Keating’s new book was published on 9th April. I was invited to make some remarks at a pre-publication discussion at the PSA’s annual conference in March 2021. I focused on what Michael describes as the ‘loss of the polyvalent union’. 

'Who speaks for England? - St George's Day thoughts on how the people of England view England, Britain and the union'.

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