Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Nonsense of One Britain, One Nation

Nikolay Kalinin joins those mocking the “godawful silliness” of the One Britain, One Nation campaign and slams it as anything but true patriotism

It seems that because five years have passed since Brexit, the government has decided that the only problem that now needs solving is the public’s supposed lack of patriotism – and so they have decided to make muscular unionism an official government policy.


The first hellish component of this ‘plan’ is the One Britain, One Nation day, named after the campaign group of the same name, which according to its website aims to “create a strong, fair, harmonious and a proud British Nation – celebrating patriotism and respect for all our people.”


The campaign has even produced a song which was performed by schoolchildren, which was so disturbing that even GB News host Kirsty Gallacher stated: “I don’t want my children singing that”, even going as far as calling the tune “propaganda”.


The campaign promoted much-expected backlash on social media, with many comparing the campaign to something from the Hitler Youth, while LBC host James O’Brien said on air: “If I played you (the song) before Brexit and said that the Department of Education is encouraging all children in the country to sing this song at school, I don’t think you would have believed me.”


It seems that the government haven’t learnt their lesson, because American-born Tory MP for Beaconsfield Joy Morrissey announced recently on Twitter that she will be campaigning alongside the British Monarchist Society to “put a portrait of Her Majesty in every home, company, and institution that would like one” adding: “It is time to rediscover our pride in being British!”


As expected, the response on social media was dominated by condemnation, with many calling out the campaign as pointless at a time when the pandemic is the issue that needs focusing on. Journalist Ian Dunt responded: “If these people had the slightest idea what there is to be proud of about Britain, they’d not be coming up with this godawful silliness.”


The indy100 meanwhile wrote in their article about the issue: “The Tory party are almost becoming post-ironic. Perhaps Morrissey is angling for the Queen to bestow some sort of honours upon her, to which we say – nobody likes a teacher’s pet.”


I am not against the idea of putting up pictures of the monarchy in one’s home; we all have the personal freedom to do that, and I respect it. However, when an MP from the ruling party starts a campaign aiming to put up pictures in every person’s home, this begins to look like an act of utter ridiculousness and an attempt at indoctrination.


Morrissey also seems to have forgot to read the room, because a recent YouGov poll revealed that only 4% of the people in the UK have a portrait of the Queen in their house, which means that the public is simply not interested in the idea of having a picture of the monarch put in their sitting rooms. What Morrissey has done here is fail the most important task for an MP – to know, understand and react to what her electorate wants and needs.


Regarding the One Britain, One Nation campaign, I am not against teaching children about their country. Obviously, children should learn about their country and the communities within it, but why should the government force the schools to teach this romantic image of the nation to the children, when they could just give them all of the knowledge and let the children decide how they feel about their country? That would be much better, because not only does it reflect the idea of personal freedom, but it also allows children to strengthen their critical thinking.


I also find it extremely ironic how these ludicrous announcements were made at the same time when Savanta ComRes published a poll revealing that even five years after the EU referendum, the people in this country are still divided over the issue, with the results showing that 51% of the people would vote remain if the referendum was conducted in 2021.


If the government truly cares about uniting the people of this country, why not try harder to fix the divide between the more prosperous parts of the south and the less well off parts of the north? Why not, also, instead, give more money to local councils as opposed to spending it on a ‘royal yacht’ that will be nothing but a showboat for Boris Johnson’s ego? That would be true patriotism.


Gavin Williamson
Education secretary and “Tory love rat” Gavin Williamson’s decision to back the “brainwashing” One Nation, One Britain campaign has been described as “hyper-creepy” and “stomach churning.” The campaign is supported by, amongst others, “dandruff disaster” Sir Malcolm Rifkind and “get on yer’ bike” Lord Tebbit.
Nikolay Kalinin
Nikolay Kalinin
Nikolay Kalinin is a blogger who has been writing articles published on the automotive site ‘DriveTribe’ since July 2020. Previously, he ran his own blog about politics and culture in Russia.


  1. Ridiculous article!!!!!!!!!!! Wave the flag and chuck out the boat jumping immigrant scum stealing from your nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We did just that in Australia and it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We should keep it working —– we are not trying hard enough, you are not trying at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make Britain, Great Britain again ——– and wave the flag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Just a further manifestation of misguided and indulged Little-Englandism generally by the uninformed craft level uber-right, so sad. Britain, Beaconsfield and sensibility are all the poorer for losing Dominic Grieve.

  3. It would have been better to have fired off a few rounds into the water while HMS Defender was cruising the Black Sea, just to impress on Vladimir that the navy can look after itself. Mind you they probably missed the nuclear submarine hovering around, 50 miles away, for some realistic protection. But hell, let’s show some unity by throwing statues into harbours, spraying graffiti on Churchill etc, and vaccinating everyone possible. I think the ship, yet to be named the “Sir Boris Johnson” is just expensive tinsel on the rotting branch on the tree of post Brexit Britain.

  4. What gives me little hope for the future of England is that it has too many of those thick men who go around calling people lefties as an insult, without even knowing what it means, as all those types I know for real expect everybody else to pay for their children from previous relationships, want social housing and cheer on the NHS, not realising the NHS is a lefty idea. They say it as heard Americans on the internet use the term lefty as an insult towards the promotion of multiculturalism, when capitalist countries like the USA are the main promoter of multiculturalism to the rest of the world, and more multicultural than any lefty country, where the main lefty goals are things like health care and free university.
    As an English person, I’m jealous Scotland seem to have more intelligence, and vote for politicians who care about people and society, so they have things like free prescriptions and university, while English students are around £50,00 in debt at the start of their lives.
    Those thick men I talked about don’t seem to understand that it isn’t because anti EU Tories care about Britain, it’s because they need to keep the British economy closely linked with USA banks/international bankers, to keep the war machines going and encourage everybody to live in greed and debt. They want us to be like the USA, where people’s credit rating is one of the most important things in their life, and constantly borrowing money to survive is normal.
    I think the only thing that will wake up many English people is if Scotland left the UK and became like the rest of north Europe, with politicians who work for the people and society. Then hopefully the greedy tax dodger Tory donators, bankers and weapons manufacturers, will find another country and people to use.


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