Is ENGLISH nationalism a 'threat to UK'?I am sometimes asked whether a person can be a British nationalist and also an English nationalist. I don't think so as he would then have divided loyalties and also no clear National Identity. I think this was made quite clear on the BBC a few years ago.
Back in 2000 Jack Straw and William Hague warned of growing English nationalism following devolution, airing their views in a BBC Radio 4 programme called "Brits".
The then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, said that the English had used their "propensity to violence to subjugate Ireland, Wales and Scotland".
Mr Straw described the English as "potentially very aggressive, very violent" and will "increasingly articulate their Englishness following devolution."
Also appearing on the programme was the then Conservative leader, William Hague, who is now the Coalition Government's Foreign Secretary.
Mr Hague said: "English nationalism is the most dangerous of all forms of nationalism that can arise within the United Kingdom, because England is five-sixths of the population of the UK."
"Once a part of a united country or kingdom that is so predominant in size becomes nationalistic, then really the whole thing is under threat," he will say.
Then the programme's producer, Martin Rosenbaum said: "For years people in Wales and Scotland have been thinking about their individual political identity but the English haven't.
"What we show is there is an English backlash but also self-doubt about England's identity.
"Jack Straw is worried that nationalism will manifest itself in violence and wants a positive English identity created which will beat off the unpleasant side."
"Many left wing politicians are frightened of the topic of nationalism because of its associations with the far right - but the issue needs to be discussed." Click here for the original >>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/596703.stm
Now we would be able to tell Mr Rosenbaum that English Nationalism is waking up! And may well pose an increasing "threat" to the British Political and Media Establishment's self interested and self serving privileges! See what you think of this youtube clip >>> Part of the Union?....