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Englishness is real

If you want to understand what it means to be English, don't ask Westminster

By David Skelton  

As England licks its wounds after its Euro 2012 bid came to an end on Sunday, it may be time to reconsider what else makes the English proud.

The subject is back in vogue amongst political circles.  Earlier this month, Ed Miliband’s “Englishness” speech was the subject of plaudits and brickbats from across the political spectrum which saw Dan Hodges, Owen Jones and John Rentoul forming an unlikely alliance in…

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