Ed Miliband uses diamond jubilee buzz to speak up for Englishness
Nicholas WattPolitical leaders must do more to talk about Englishness, Ed Miliband will say on Thursday as he criticises the last Labour government for neglecting the largest nation in the United Kingdom.
In a speech marking Britain's "incredible" summer, encompassing the Queen's diamond jubilee and the Olympics, the Labour leader will say that English identity has been a "closed book" as he calls for the future of the UK to be debated across the country and not just in Scotland.
But Miliband's speech is in danger of being overshadowed after Tom Watson, the Labour party's deputy chair, described the diamond jubilee celebrations as a "show of opulence by state elites".
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"Ed Miliband uses diamond jubilee buzz to speak up for Englishness", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 04/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ed-miliband-uses-diamond-jubilee-buzz-to-speak-up-for-englishness