Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Are the lefties who are attacking Jack Wilshere for his comments on the eligibility to play for England the same lefties who sneered and jeered at Zola Budd for being given a fast-track to qualify as "British" for the Olympics in 1984?

What makes a person English anyway?

As Gary Younge (Guardian) is found of pointing out, England is not a nation and does not have the "tropes" of nationhood.

At an etymological level English is an ethnicity, not a nationality - the land was named after the people (England, land of the English) unlike say America where the people are named after the land.

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