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Though he spends the majority of the book on cases of official discrimination based on religious grounds, Grube suggests that over the course of the nineteenth-century liberal ideas regarding religious freedom moved the debate on "Britishness" from a focus on religious dissent to an identification of moral "deviants." This shift away from outward signs of assimilation and towards the embrace of common values continues to dominate discussions of British identity today.
West Indians rallied to the aid of the mother country in both world wars which, despite blatant discrimination by the armed services (and the mutiny at Taranto), endorsed the pride many West Indians had in, and for, Britain, Britishness, and the monarchy.
After we have settled the question of Britishness - two to one in favour right now - we can start looking at how we want a maturing Scotland to operate within a devolved UK.
Their Britishness has been at the heart of their success but they are laughing in our face and ignoring the fate of our unemployed young people.
The report, written by Professor Paul Ward - who specialises in the study of Britishness - has now been published.
WRITING in his book The Future of the Welsh Nation in 1975, Gwynfor Evans, the great statesman of Welsh nationalism, warned us against "Britishness".
Muslims are the most likely of all groups to identify with the concept of 'Britishness', as these findings clearly trash suggestions that people mostly from Asian background are unwilling to merge into British culture.
At one time, perhaps up till the late 1960s, the royals were looked up to as a prime example of Britishness.
Britishness; perspectives on the Britishness question.
Epsom Downs is made of tamer stuff, part of that long cultural tradition of Derby day as a microcosm of English society which includes Dickens, Trollope and Frith's panoramic painting, and the play was commissioned by Joint Stock in Silver Jubilee year, when the nature of Britishness was examined with a fresh intensity.
A Small Heath-born millionaire caused a stir at the conference when he said the TV show Britain's Got Talent represented Britishness far better than our centuries of history.
IT WILL take more than the compulsory school assembly swearing of allegiance to queen and country to revive the waning concept of Britishness.
In the last years of his life (he died in 1971), Smith travelled widely on publishers' commissions, but his true subject was Britain and Britishness in the wake of the Second World War.
The contemporary historian and commentator Timothy Garton Ash has described that famously elusive concept, Britishness, as a comfortable old overcoat which hides a multitude of sins.
THE plan to teach "Britishness" to teenagers has divided opinion among experts in Coventry.
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