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British citizenship test: values and principles of the UK | The Guardian

Applicants for British citizenship will be expected to study a new book called Life in the UK, which goes on sale on Monday.
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Interview: Linda Colley on the history and future of England, Britain and Britishness | openDemocracy

Interview: Linda Colley on the history and future of England, Britain and Britishness | openDemocracy | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
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What does being British mean to Britain?

What does being British mean to Britain? | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
BBC home editor Mark Easton uncovers why defining whether you are in Britain as a British citizen or something else is so important.
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Britain's place in the world: small island blues

Britain's place in the world: small island blues | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Editorial: The UK may be a small speck off the coast of Europe, but its weight and influence cannot simply be written off
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Britain is showing leadership in foreign policy

Britain is showing leadership in foreign policy | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Britain is not diminished because our parliament refused to support America. Quite the reverse. It is now setting an example, notably to America, in showing the importance of securing democratic support for military action.
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Leader: This should not be the start of a new age of British isolationism

Leader: This should not be the start of a new age of British isolationism | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
In refusing to grant a majority for early military action, MPs were rejecting not interventionism per se but a particular – and unwise – intervention.
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Syria: after years of distancing, how special is the US-UK relationship?

Syria: after years of distancing, how special is the US-UK relationship? | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
David Cameron made few references to the US in parliament – an oversight or a tactical calculation following the Iraq war?
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Young British Chinese pick and mix cultures in UK

Young British Chinese pick and mix cultures in UK | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Young British Chinese pick and mix cultures in UK
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I don't want to abolish the monarchy, just the stupefying coverage of it

I don't want to abolish the monarchy, just the stupefying coverage of it | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Ian Jack: The everyday excesses of royal coverage – this publication not excluded – are an affront to us all, not just to republicans
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Glasgow 2014: Empire, the Commonwealth and “Our Shared History” | National Collective

Glasgow 2014: Empire, the Commonwealth and “Our Shared History” | National Collective | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
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Britain's royal family: cut this anti-democratic dynasty out of politics

Britain's royal family: cut this anti-democratic dynasty out of politics | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Seumas Milne: The monarchy embodies inequality and fosters conservatism. An elected head of state is embarrassingly overdue
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Va-va Froome

Va-va Froome | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
A summer of sport is unfolding that reveals Britain as a nation of winners. Mark Perryman, editor of a new book on last year’s London 2012 asks what this means for our national identity
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What makes modern Britain great? It all depends on which tribe you're in

What makes modern Britain great? It all depends on which tribe you're in | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband's fight with the Daily Mail over the vilification of his father has reignited the debate over what it means to be British. Here, Sunder Katwala identifies the country's tribes
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Define Britishness? It's like painting wind

Define Britishness? It's like painting wind | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Britishness cannot be nailed down because, like all identities, it is evolving and re-forming with every moment. Trying to define it is like trying to paint the wind.
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Britain’s global role after the Syria vote: Lacking the capacity, and the desire to act, Britain is retreating from its role as an interventionist power

Britain’s global role after the Syria vote: Lacking the capacity, and the desire to act, Britain is retreating from its role as an interventionist power | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
In sum, reduced military capacity, public opposition, the widening of decision making to the legislature and the emphasis on international law and high standards of evidence have all combined to st...
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What next for our 'small island' and its dwindling Armed Forces? - Telegraph

What next for our 'small island' and its dwindling Armed Forces? - Telegraph | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Our political leaders’ cloying rhetoric masks a confusion about what Britain is fighting for
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Britannia waives

Britannia waives | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
HAS once-staunch Britain become an unreliable ally, without its former appetite for military intervention in a good cause? David Cameron’s failure last week to...
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Scottish, British or both?

Scottish, British or both? | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
COLM CURRIE considers a key aspect of the Better Together rhetoric

There are a lot of double standards about independence and the debate surroundin
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What happens after the demise of ‘the Holy Trinity’ of Britain? | openDemocracy

What happens after the demise of ‘the Holy Trinity’ of Britain? | openDemocracy | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
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Labour and independence: the power of the past in the politics of the future | openDemocracy

Labour and independence: the power of the past in the politics of the future | openDemocracy | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
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First world war centenary: let's remember a world, rather than a British, conflict

First world war centenary: let's remember a world, rather than a British, conflict | Britain & British Identity | Scoop.it
Matthias Strohn: The 2014 centenary is unique a chance to understand why the first world war means such different things to different nations
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