This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,—
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
William Shakespeare: Richard II
April 23rd Saint George's day. Recognised now by more of the indigenous population than ever before. At last the English are waking up to the fact that we were losing our identity and culture for the sake of others. Don't let the politically correct brigade ban our flag, our history, and our Christian roots. Some are determined to bury all traces of English heritage in favour of multiculturalism. Why? This is England after all, it's nothing to be ashamed of. We have to hold our tongues in case it offends others!
English born now seem more eager to show their patriotic feelings by hanging national flags in windows, balconies, on cars and in gardens when certain occasions call for it. International sporting events normally bring them out but there seems to be an increase on St. George's day. I hope the trend continues. More and more London publicans (those that remain) seem to be taking an interest in the date as well. Maybe just to drum up trade. I don't know, but at least it gets more people involved.
I have to say now, that all views expressed on this page are my own. I have no allegiance to any political parties or publications, and although I strongly disagree with the ways and words of some ethnic groups and religions I am not racist and would not encourage anyone else to be. I simply consider myself to be a patriot, and proud to be English. I am sad to watch us lose everything English in favour of a ‘multicultural’ Utopia that won't work. We have faltered in recent years but I hope we can make this country great again. If not, those that fought and died for it made their sacrifice in vain. Make an effort on Saint George's Day. Fly the flag with pride!
I feel that England's patron saint’s day should have more official recognition.. Not as another amalgamated ‘multicultural’ festival but as England’s own special celebration. In 2002 the ex Mayor of London, Ken Livingston, started Saint Patrick’s day celebrations in London and had also gave his blessing to events celebrating non English cultures that have settled here. He refused to recognise Saint George's day the same way. Why can't there be a public holiday in England every April 23rd.?
If not a holiday, at least give us a parade! I realise that visitors to this site could be from anywhere in the world but if you happen to stumble across it and you are English please make sure you fly your flag.
There seem to be a lobby of people who want the English made second class citizens in our own country. English history, traditions and heritage will be swept away to make way for this impossible ‘multicultural’ dream!
I do not intend these to be racist comments I am just trying to help preserve our English heritage and the customs and culture of my country. Let us have a national holiday to celebrate our patron saint!
Each November 5th. the English organise firework displays. We have barbecues and beers on a cold night, spend a fortune on fireworks and invite the neighbours round for a few tins of lager. Local councils put on public firework displays. What's all this in aid of? To celebrate the anniversary of a group attempting to blow up our Houses of Parliament! We do all this for Guy Fawkes but what do we do for Saint George's day? The patron saint of England (and many other countries) goes almost unrecognised. I don't care what your political views are. Maybe you would have been happier if Guy Fawkes and his men succeeded, but it does not alter the fact that the English should be proud of this small country. Show a bit of patriotism by flying your flags on April 23rd. Don't ignore the fact that the PC brigade would ban anything to do with English heritage if they had their way. Councillors in Tower Hamlets actually changed the bit of history above in 2006. Guy Fawkes was totally ignored at the firework display in Victoria Park. They had an Indian Fairy story instead on November 5th. How did they get away with changing an actual historical occasion like this? Don't let them have their way with Saint George too!
In 2002 millions took to the streets for Queen Elizabeth’s golden jubilee celebrations and in 2012 for the diamond jubilee. I remember it was the same in 1977 for the silver. Flag waving, street parties, parades. Everyone joining in to show loyalty to their Queen and country. As well as the state occasions there are international sporting events when the flags appear. The London Olympics were a huge boost. When England is playing in the soccer World Cup every four years certain areas of the country the turn red and white. Although the politically correct pedants do their utmost to mar it, there are red crosses flying from windows, cars and flagpoles.
I applaud all who take the trouble to show loyalty to your country on these great sporting occasions but why wait for another World Cup? Get your flags out on Saint George's day and celebrate. Show the world you are proud to be English. Fly your flags and wear your national emblems and Poppies with pride.
At the time of writing this article (2018) the Brexit negotiations are taking place. England is, and always will be, the major part of Great Britain. Once a self contained island. We then joined a Common Market. This market became the European Union and expanded at an alarming rate. We are now told what to do by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in Brussels and are expected to take in hoards of immigrants from around the globe without the right to refuse. Open borders do not work. Yes we need immigration but we also need the right to be selective. The streets of London are not paved with gold. They are paved with homeless people sleeping rough, Some came looking for work but never found it. We also seem to have imported most of the criminal element from Eastern Europe! Terrorist attacks have also escalated all over Europe and England. Mainly by radicalised followers of Islam.
The legend of Saint George has spread all over the world, and all legends are normally based on true events and characters that actually existed. He is the patron saint of many different things in many different countries. Because of his devotion to do battle for good over evil he was soon adopted as the patron saint of England. Although very little is known about him, there is no doubt in my mind that he did exist. How else would his exploits have become so world renowned? Is there anyone who has not heard the story of Saint George and the dragon? More about Saint George >>
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