'No' to anti-Britishness

PUBLISHED: 14:19 22 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 10 June 2010

Today, I had the horror of reading the Daily Express at work during my lunch, finding that being British was now offensive. The article in question concerned a guide that had been created by former MP Ron Davies, who has the gall to say that being Britis

Today, I had the horror of reading the Daily Express at work during my lunch, finding that being British was now offensive. The article in question concerned a guide that had been created by former MP Ron Davies, who has the gall to say that being British was now suggesting a false sense of unity. I am absolutely horrified that a man, who had once been a Member of Parliament, can say "that being British creates a false sense of unity" and, further, "that it should be placed alongside terms such as negro, spastic and half-caste". As a young man of only 20, I am offended that such a document offering tips on how to communicate with people - and published by Caerphilly Council - can ever be allowed! I welcome the defence of Britishness by Conservative MP Phillip Davies, of Shipley, and others such as Falkland's veteran Denzil Connick and rugby legend Gareth Edwards. Being British is an honour and any man who says or implies that being British is offensive has no right to be a British citizen here. As a young man born and raised here, I love my country and I will forever be British. I urge all politicians, ranging from councillor to MP, to defend Britishness and defend our national honour. If Mr Davies says that being British is now an offence then perhaps he should clear off. Mind you, what do you expect from the Labour Party which has taken political correctness to an all-new level during the past 10 years. From Tony Blair to Gordon Brown, I have seen what it means to be British in the UK. As a voter, I have heard nothing from the Liberal Democrats about being British, what they would do to defend Britishness, what they would do to rejuvenate national pride in our country. Elliott Adair, Withcyombe Raleigh, (via email)

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