Monday, September 25, 2006

Brown - A Bastion of Britishness

Gordon Brown has just finished his speech to the Labour Party Conference. In it he spelt out very clearly what we need to do to fight extremism and other social ills; we need to be British.

He spoke of British values, of responsibilities as well as rights. He insisted that people learn to speak English. He said that people in this country must abide by British values and British rules. Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that pride in Britain can be restored. Not just pride of our present but also pride in our past.

Remember that Gordon Brown was the man who, earlier this year, floated the idea of a Britishness Day, a day to celebrate British values and British culture. Let's hope he will be given the chance to act on that and that Britain will once again become the open, free and proud nation it once was.